Oct 14, 2010

#BDS: NY Yankees make aliyah

Co-Owner of legendary American baseball team promotes initiative to establish professional baseball league in Israel

American businessmen, including one of the owners of legendary baseball team The New York Yankees – which is worth approximately $1.5 billion – are promoting an initiative to establish a professional baseball league in Israel.

The businessmen visited Israel and held meetings with Vice Prime Minister and Minister of Regional Development Silvan Shalom and Jerusalem's Mayor Nir Barkat, in which they asked for their assistance.

As part of the initiative, the businessmen proposed to build a baseball stadium near Jerusalem's Teddy Stadium, which will serve as Israel's central baseball hub.

Following the meeting, Barkat promised to promote the project and help find a proper location for the construction of the stadium.

1 comment:

  1. The JNF also has an interesting campaign called Project Baseball http://support.jnf.org/site/PageServer?pagename=baseball

    wonder if there's a connection