It turns out that the Thanksgiving tradition reached the Israel Defense Forces.
An organization that cares for so-called lone soldiers — i.e. soldiers who made aliyah without their parents — prepared Thanksgiving dinner for 200 people in Tel Aviv.
And it wasn’t only U.S. expats who were invited, but also soldiers from 13 other countries. They all received special leave from duty to attend. And they all got to watch the Patriots-Lions football game projected on a large screen.