Reflections from the field - NFL stars visit Israel

It is not often that one gets the opportunity to speak to top-level athletes at all, let alone predominantly ask them about their impressions of Israel.

By DAVID BRUMMER
February 28, 2018 17:06
CHRISTIANS, including NFL players (from left) Vic Beasley, Avery Williamson and Chris Harris Jr., pr

CHRISTIANS, including NFL players (from left) Vic Beasley, Avery Williamson and Chris Harris Jr., prepare to be baptized at Yardenit on the Jordan River. (photo credit: COURTNEY FALLON/AMERICA’S VOICES IN ISRAEL)

Seven current and former National Football League stars recently visited Israel in a six-day whistle-stop tour, which included Jewish and Christian sites and meetings with Syrian wounded treated in Israel’s hospitals and with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

It is not often that one gets the opportunity to speak to top-level athletes at all, let alone predominantly ask them about their impressions of Israel – and not their prowess or latest performance on the sports field.

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