NFL Players Pull Out of Israel Propaganda Tour

11 Feb
3:39 AM

Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett, left, talks to San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, following a 37-18 Seattle victory at CenturyLink Field in Seattle, 25 September 2016. In solidarity with Palestinians, Bennett this week pulled out of an Israeli-government backed propaganda junket for NFL players.  (Joe Nicholson USA TODAY Sports.)


Immediately after contributing to his team’s Super Bowl victory, last Sunday, Martellus Bennett of the New England Patriots was asked what he thought about an upcoming visit to Mexico to represent the National Football League (NFL).

‚ÄúTear down the wall! Tear down the wall! That‚Äôs what I think about going to Mexico,‚ÄĚ he cried.

Bennett then became the first of a number of Patriots players who confirmed they would skip a visit with President Donald Trump at the White House.

Hasbara tour

But,¬†The Forward reported that Bennett would be taking a different trip. Along with 11 other NFL players he would be ‚Äúheading to Israel after the team‚Äôs historic win on a hasbara, or Israeli public relations tour for American football players.‚ÄĚ

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