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Robert Kraft spearheads ‘Touchdown in Israel II’

Hall of Famer Joe Montana greets an Israeli football team.
Hall of Famer Joe Montana greets an Israeli football team.(Tsafrir Abayov/AP)

Patriots owner Robert Kraft is currently leading the second installment of “Touchdown in Israel,” an initiative that began in 2015.

Kraft and 18 Pro Football Hall of Famers are traveling through Israel on a weeklong trip to experience the country’s culture and history as well as attend special events designed to continue the growth of the sport there.

The Hall of Famers will have the opportunity to share their experiences and life stories with the people of Israel. They will speak with football fans in Israel about the values they learned during their careers.

“ ‘Touchdown in Israel II’ provides the football greats an opportunity to witness the growth of the game in Israel, experience a journey through the historic country, and provide inspiration through the focus on values learned from the game,” the Patriots said in a press release.

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Some notable names on the trip include Jim Brown, Joe Montana, Joe Greene, Jerome Bettis, Roger Staubach, Marshall Faulk, and Cris Carter.


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