Teams: Maccabi Tel-Aviv, Ajax, MTK Budapest, Israel
Maccabi Petah Tikva has done good seasons in the past years. They were close to relegate last season or in the previous one, but other than that i don't remember them in low ranks. The opposite, like you said, they have little resources, small fanbase and not a very traditional team and still manages to reach Europe and also obtain good results, like that 5-2 victory over Partizan in Belgrade.
They have not only my sympathy, but from good players, like Golan.