Miri Regev supports Stoudemire's request to be granted Israeli citizenship

Regev sent her approval to Interior Minister Aryeh Deri, after Stoudemire declared that he is willing to pay taxes in Israel.

January 22, 2019 16:12
Former NBA star Amar’e Stoudemire

Former NBA star Amar’e Stoudemire. (photo credit: ADAM HUNGER/REUTERS)


Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analysis from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief


Sports and Culture Minister Miri Regev supports Hapoel Jerusalem's and former NBA star Amar'e Stoudemire's request to be granted with Israeli citizenship.

Amar'e Stoudemire and Hapoel Jerusalem filed a request to the Interior Ministry requesting the approval of Israeli citizenship to the American basketball player.

Stoudemire's request was based on a clause that allows a player to be eligible due to his contribution to sports, but in that case he needs a recommendation from the related Minister, Miri Regev.

Regev sent her approval to Interior Minister Aryeh Deri, after Stoudemire declared that he is willing to pay taxes in Israel.

"Stoudemore is the first basketball player to declare his intention to pay taxes in Israel, which reflects his intentions to settle down in Israel at the end of his athletic career," Regev wrote to Deri. "I support the recommendation of the basketball association to grant Amar'e Stoudemire Israeli citizenship."

Join Jerusalem Post Premium Plus now for just $5 and upgrade your experience with an ads-free website and exclusive content. Click here>>

Related Content

Yair Kravits (3) and Deni Avdija celebrate during last night’s victory over Montenegro.
July 17, 2019
Israel cruises into Under-20 quarterfinals


Cookie Settings