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Judeans Win Israeli Super Bowl

Son of Kraft on hand for the big game

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The Judean Rebels celebrating earlier this month.(Judean Rebels/Facebook)

Last week, the Judean Rebels won the title for the fifth season of the Kraft Family I.F.L.—Israel’s fledgling tackle football league, which is sponsored by Robert Kraft, owner of the New England Patriots. The Rebels, a settler team (which nonetheless also includes fierce Palestinian pass-rushers from Ramallah), took on the Jerusalem Kings—whose quarterback is the son of former IDF chief-of-staff Gabi Ashkenazi—and crushed them, 66-20. Daniel Kraft, Bob Kraft’s less-famous and more-resembling-his-father son, was there for the festivities, as you can see in the video below.

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In case you can’t tell, the Rebels in the picture at the top of this post are “Tebowing,” which is appropriate, since that meme was invented by a Jewish kid.

As for the Pats, a Tablet Magazine team, they have already guaranteed themselves a first-round bye in the playoffs; if they win the final regular-season game on New Year’s Day (they will), they guarantee home-field advantage until the Super Bowl, assuming they don’t choke before then.

New England Patriots Owner Son Takes in Hanukkah Bowl … In Israel [TMZ]
Related: American Football Gains a Following in Israel [NYT]
QB’s Signature Pose Has Jews and Gentiles ‘Tebowing’ [JTA]

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Yeshaiya Brill says:

I am number 40 in the video, and one of the captains of the Rebels. Please take down this article because you got A LOT of facts WRONG and obviously spent no time doing any research. First of all, that isn’t the Israeli “Super Bowl” that happens in March, and we won that LAST YEAR. Second, Itay Ashkenazi, Gabi’s son, plays on the Tel Aviv Pioneers, not the Jerusalem Kings. Third,all of our Palestinian players whom we consider to be our brothers went back to the states this summer, and are no longer on the team. Please do some research before publishing anything about our league next time. This shoddy journalism embarrasses you and us…

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Judeans Win Israeli Super Bowl

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