Bruce Smith

Patriots owner Robert Kraft touches down in Jerusalem, where he's bringing football to the Middle East

Patriots owner Robert Kraft touches down in Jerusalem, where he's bringing football to the Middle East

Robert Kraft had two unforgettable comebacks this year.

The first came in Super Bowl LI, when his New England Patriots overcame a 28-3 deficit in the second half to beat the Atlanta Falcons in overtime.

And the second comeback was Kraft’s return in June to Israel, his second home, with a delegation of 18 Hall of Fame players whom he hosted, among them Jim Brown, Joe Montana and Roger Staubach.

Kraft, who is Jewish, has been heavily invested in Israel, both financially and emotionally, and is close friends with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. He’s also essentially an ambassador of football in the region, and opened the Kraft Family Sports Campus in Jerusalem. That...

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