Hapoel Jerusalem Basketball Club (Hebrew: הפועל ירושלים) is the premier professional basketball club of the City of Jerusalem and competes in the Eurocup, Israel Premier League, and the Israel State Cup. Hapoel Jerusalem Basketball Club was founded in 1935 and incorporated in 1943 in Jerusalem. It had its first appearance in the Premier League in 1955. Hapoel has won many titles including the ULEB Cup in 2004. In 2013, new ownership group headed by Ori Allon took over and the club has since seen a remarkable advancement and expansion. The team began playing in the Jerusalem Arena in 2014. In 2015, the team won the Israeli Championships for the first time, beating Eilat 88-68 on their home court.
On August 1, 2016 Amar’e signed a 2-year contract with Hapoel. During his first season with Hapoel he helped win the Israeli Basketball League Cup by beating the rival Maccabi Tel Aviv Basketball Club.