Delegation of NFL players to visit Israel next week
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A delegation of NFL football players will visit Israel later this month, a press release from the Ministry of Tourism revealed Sunday.
The delegation of 11 players will arrive in Israel on Monday, February 13, for a week-long visit during which they will visit Tel Aviv, Jerusalem and Haifa, as well as Christian holy sites in northern Israel, near the Dead Sea, and Masada.
As part of their visit, the players are expected to visit Rambam Hospital, Yad Vashem, and will meet with the Jewish community in Dimona.
The players will also hold an exhibition game on February 18, with the Israel Football League which will be open to the public.
The delegation of players includes:
Martellus Bennett- Tight End with the New England Patriots
Cliff Avril- Seattle Seahawks Defensive End and Super Bowl Champion
Michael Bennett- Seattle Seahawks Defensive End and Super Bowl Champion
Justin Forsett- Denver Broncos Running Back
Delanie Walker- Tight End with the Tennessee Titans
Mychal Kendricks- Linebacker for the Philadelphia Eagles
Kenny Stills- Wide Receiver with the Miami Dolphins
Cameron Jordan- Defensive End for the New Orleans Saints
Calais Campbell - Arizona Cardinals Defensive End
Carlos Hyde- Running Back for the San Francisco 49ers
Dan Williams- Defensive Tackle for the Oakland Raiders
The visit was organized in a joint effort between the Ministry of Strategic Affairs and Public Relations and the Ministry of Tourism.
"The football players are a source of inspiration for the people of the United States," Tourism Minister Yariv Levin said.
"I'm sure that after experiencing the unique sights and atmosphere of the country, the players will become loyal ambassadors of Israeli tourism," he added.
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