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The incredible true story of African American hoopsters who have lived, played, and raised families in Israel since the 1970s. Book due out November 7, 2017!
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alleyooptoaliyah Jul 16
Great article from about , an Israeli African American Jewish basketball player trying to make an NBA roster with the . Dawson’s father Joe is from Alabama, and played many years in Israel.
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alleyooptoaliyah Apr 25
Honoured to address the Major Gifts donors with in Toronto, and to present to the Israel at 70 celebration in New York with Christopher Watson. Thanks to Deon and Chris for sharing their extraordinary stories!
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alleyooptoaliyah Mar 28
Thanks, Elan!
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alleyooptoaliyah Mar 27
Thanks to for an interesting and wide-ranging conversation about Alley-Oop to Aliyah, and for being so supportive of the project!
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alleyooptoaliyah Mar 16
This is sure to be a fantastic event! Join author , special guest Chris Watson (a retired African American basketball player and Israeli citizen), and the Jewish community of Westchester, New York for a massive celebration of Israel's 70th birthday!
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alleyooptoaliyah Mar 7
Honored by this fantastic column about Alley-Oop to Aliyah written by from . Zeevi calls the book "a mirror, a kind of glimpse into a hidden diary written by dozens of players."
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alleyooptoaliyah Mar 3
Replying to @Ariesiksak
Of course! Here's a link to the Kindle edition on Amazon:
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alleyooptoaliyah Feb 28
Thanks to and for a great column about Alley-Oop to Aliyah! Reading Allon's fantastic work over the years was an important part of the research that went into writing the book.
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alleyooptoaliyah Feb 26
Thanks to for a great article about Alley-Oop to Aliyah, and about a recent event participated in by and Israeli basketball legend Aulcie Perry!
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alleyooptoaliyah Feb 17
Thanks to (Israel's equivalent of ESPN) for the opportunity to discuss Alley-Oop to Aliyah, to & for the great interview, and to Fred Campbell for sharing his story.
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alleyooptoaliyah Feb 11
Extremely excited to fly to Israel to promote Alley-Oop to Aliyah! If you’re in Jerusalem on Feb 13, I’ll be speaking about the book and moderating a panel for an event organized by and - check it out!
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alleyooptoaliyah Jan 13
Was a thrill to present a copy of Alley-Oop to Aliyah to Israel’s first and only Israeli-born NBA player, ! Omri is quoted in the book discussing how much he learned from African American players in Israel about hard work and dedication to the game.
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alleyooptoaliyah Dec 28
Honored to have Alley-Oop to Aliyah covered on , ESPN's website dedicated to exploring the intersections of race, sports and culture. Thanks to for a great write-up, and for spreading the word about this extraordinary phenomenon!
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alleyooptoaliyah Dec 24
Interesting article (in Hebrew) from about up-and-coming player Michael Brisker, the Israeli-born and raised son of former Maccabi Tel Aviv star Mark Brisker. Here's an old picture of Mark and Michael from an Israeli newspaper.
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alleyooptoaliyah Dec 12
Happy Hanukkah! To celebrate, the invited to light their Hanukkah menorah. Amar’e’s fascinating life and identity as a Black Hebrew Israelite is featured in Alley-Oop To Aliyah ()
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alleyooptoaliyah Dec 12
Replying to @marlahohner
Hi Marla - thanks for your interest! The website issue has been fixed, so please feel free to return to learn more about Alley-Oop to Aliyah. And yes, it's available for purchase on Amazon:
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alleyooptoaliyah Dec 10
ESPN ranked Israel 13th among the top international basketball leagues, noting that players often sign there for less money because "Israel is an exceptionally desirable place to live", and "players are treated well by both the clubs and fans". Agreed!
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alleyooptoaliyah Dec 7
Replying to @nweiser09
Thank you, Nate! So glad you enjoyed it!
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alleyooptoaliyah Dec 4
Thrilled that the first printing of Alley-Oop to Aliyah has sold out! Thank you for your support and your interest in this extraordinary phenomenon. A second printing is in progress, and will be ready in mid-December - just in time for Hanukkah! ()
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alleyooptoaliyah Nov 30
Thanks to and for a great article about Alley-Oop to Aliyah, and to Chris Watson for his thoughtful and candid comments about his experiences in Israel!
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