Israel’s Newest Citizen: Amar’e Stoudemire

Mazal Tov! Welcome Israel’s newest citizen, former NBA star turned Israeli basketball player, Amar’e Stoudemire. The new Israeli posted this on his social media:
“History being made !! B”H. Dual citizen. Date : 3.13.19 I’m filled with emotions right now. This is a dream come true for me, and i have many people to thank today. First and foremost i would like thank God. I extend my highest gratitude to the Minister of interior affairs Mr. Arie Der’ei, the way you understood the sincerity of my intentions is admirable. May Ha’shem/ G-d bless you and your family. To the Minister of Culture and Sports, Mrs. Miri Regev, i understand how much effort you put in to advance sport and sport culture in Israel and i appreciate your efforts in allowing me to be a part of the Israeli sporting nation. I will do my best to help your mission on and off the court. a Special thank you to the new Mayor of Jerusalem Mr. Moshe Leon, i know you had a lot to contribute, i thank you and wish you all the success with you new job. last but not least, i want to thank the the city of Jerusalem, the Hapoel Jerusalem fans and team for letting me in to your family. Mey Has’hem bless us all. Yalla Hapoel! #StoudemireFamily