According to Haaretz, New York Knicks basketball star Amar'e Stoudemire is apparently on his way to Israel for a voyage of discovery after learning he has Jewish roots. "On the flight to Israel. This is going to be a great trip," announced the power forward, who plays in the NBA for the New York Nicks, via the micro-blogging site Twitter.
On a later Twitter Post, he said: "Jerusalem is a beautiful city, I'm at a cafe eating a late lunch. I'm learning Hebrew by the min. Keep up !! Shalom."
According to an Army Radio report, Stoudemire plans to spend time in Israel learning Hebrew, having recently learned he has a Jewish mother. "The holy land. Learn about it," he wrote, adding "ze ha'halom sheli" – Hebrew for 'this is my dream'.
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