Borussia Dortmund will embark on a four-day trip to Israel in a fortnight, right after the May 14 conclusion of the Bundesliga season.
Dortmund said on Monday a friendly match against five-time Israeli champions Maccabi Netanya as well as a visit to the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial would be part of the agenda of the May 15-18 trip.
“We have long established connections to and with Israel, so we were particularly pleased to receive an invitation to play a friendly against Maccabi Netanya,” Dortmund CEO Hans Joachim Watzke said.
“We were welcomed with open arms during our visits to Israel in 2019 and 2020, and had many memorable encounters with people in the country. All the more reason then that I’m looking forward to bringing the team along to meet new friends and pay a visit to our many fans in Israel.”
Carsten Cramer, member of Dortmund’s managing board, said that at Vad Yashem they are “particularly excited about seeing the progress made in the construction of the ‘House of Collections'” which Dortmund has supported with a donation of €1 million ($1.1 million).