Source: Andrew Kirell / Mediaite
In addition to pop icon Rihanna causing a stir this week with a quickly-deleted #FreePalestine tweet, several pro-basketball stars have landed in hot water for Palestine-related messages they’ve posted to social media.
Over the weekend, New York Knicks power forward Amar’e Stoudemire posted to Instagram an image of a Palestinian boy and a Jewish boy in an embrace, with the caption “Pray for Palestine.” The image was eventually deleted, but was screen-grabbed by many outlets:
Adding to the controversy is the fact that Stoudemire has ties to Judaism and the State of Israel: Questions have arisen as to whether the star athlete’s mother was Jewish; he recently applied for Israeli citizenship; he is part-owner of an Israeli basketball team; and has met with Israeli President Shimon Peres.
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