‘Jewish Jordan’ Teaches B-Ball for Peace

By Nate Sugarman

Published July 17, 2008, issue of July 25, 2008.

Lakers basketballer Jordan Farmar is headed to Israel to teach his game of choice to Israeli and Palestinian kids, reports Brad Greenberg, a blogger for Los Angeles’s Jewish Journal. Farmar will attempt to show the youths that zealous combat should be reserved for the basketball court. 

SLAM DUNK: Lakers player Jordan Farmar heads to Israel to run a basketball clinic for Israeli and Palestinian kids.
SLAM DUNK: Lakers player Jordan Farmar heads to Israel to run a basketball clinic for Israeli and Palestinian kids.

The L.A. Lakers’ backup point guard whom Greenberg dubbed the “Jewish Jordan” will run the clinic, which is sponsored by the Tel Aviv-based Peres Center for Peace. Farmar also will visit Haifa and Jerusalem as an emissary for Seeds of Peace and PeacePlayers International, an American-based organization that seeks to unite and educate children through basketball.



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