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Patriots owner Robert Kraft honored in Israel today

New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft is in Israel to receive the Genesis Prize according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.

According to Schefter, the award is known as the Jewish Nobel Prize and comes along with a $1 million dollar prize that Kraft plans to donate to fight anti-Semitism.

Kraft has always had a soft spot in his heart for Israel and has taken at least one hundred trips to the country. The first was on his honeymoon with his late wife Myra and now he takes current players out to the country. He has also donated large sums of his money to causes around Israel with a special focus on Jerusalem.

According to the Patriots team website the last few years he has taken current and former players to the country in an event that’s called “Touchdown in Israel.”

In recent years, the Patriots owner has shared his passion for this historic nation with others in the NFL, bringing large contingents of pro football players, past and present, on pilgrimages to Israel’s many diverse cities and holiest of religious sites. These trips have been dubbed “Touchdown in Israel,” and Kraft is currently on his third such tour, this time with more than a dozen current and former Patriots players and their significant others.


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