How sad that black NFL players were allow themselves to be so badly used.
Im not going to Israel pic.twitter.com/KWzA0nCiFb
— Michael Bennett (@mosesbread72) February 10, 2017
First off, NFL player Michael Bennett uses a photo of Martin Luther King to smear Israel. Ironically King was a fierce Zionist and passionate supporter of Israel. So Bennett is not only a tool but a fool.
Secondly, he stands with the enemies of Israel- the same ideology that holds his people as slaves, still, to this very day.
NFL players pull out of Israel trip, don’t want to be ‘used’
Jerusalem Post, February 11, 2017:
According to Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan, the trip is supposed to give the players a balanced picture of Israel.
Three of the NFL players who were scheduled to arrive in Israel on Monday as part of a campaign to showcase the country’s “true face” to the world, pulled out of the trip, explaining that they do not want to be “used” by the Israeli government.
Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett was the first to pull out of the tour, which was planned for 11 football stars in a joint initiative between the Ministry of Strategic Affairs and Public Diplomacy.
The trip will include visits to Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, the Dead Sea and Christian sites. According to Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan, the trip is supposed to give the players a balanced picture of Israel.
Bennett first tweeted a picture of Martin Luther King Jr., saying “Im not going to Israel,” before explaining his decision at length late Friday.
“I was excited to see this remarkable and historic part of the world with my own eyes. I was not aware until reading this article about the trip in The Times of Israel that my itinerary was being constructed by the Israeli government for the purposes of making me, in the words of a government official, an ‘influencer and opinion-former’ who would then be ‘an ambassador of good will.’”
“I will not be used in such a manner,” Bennett added. “When I go to Israel — and I do plan to go — it will be to see not only Israel but also the West Bank and Gaza so I can see how the Palestinians, who have called this land home for thousands of years, live their lives.”
Bennett finished his letter stating that one of his heroes was Muhammad Ali, who “always stood strongly with the Palestinian people,” and said that he wants to be a “voice for the voiceless.” “I cannot do that by going on this kind of a trip to Israel,” he said.
After he published the letter, Miami Dolphins wide receiver Kenny Stills retweeted Bennett, saying “Couldn’t have said it any better. I’m in!”
Bennet’s brother Martellus, who was part of the New England Patriots team that won the Super Bowl last week, also joined the boycott.