NBA star Amar’e Stoudemire heads to Israel after discovering Jewish roots
'This is my dream,' tweets New York Knicks forward en route to Holy Land.
U.S. basketball star Amar’e Stoudemire landed in Israel on Wednesday for a voyage of discovery after learning he has Jewish roots. Stoudemire’s agent said the New York Knicks forward was planning a weeklong visit to learn about the country and explore its religions.
On Wednesday afternoon, Stoudemire posted to his Twitter account, Amareisreal, “Jerusalem is a beautiful city, I’m at a cafe eating a late lunch. I’m learning Hebrew by the min. Keep up !! Shalom.”