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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 Oct 15
Author had the honour of speaking at his alma mater today, presenting to ’s Sports Journalism class at . David summarized the themes of Alley-Oop to Aliyah, and spoke about the 10+ year process of turning an idea into a published book.
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alleyooptoaliyah Sep 13
Congratulations to on winning the WNBA Championship! She spent five years in Israel, eventually becoming a citizen and competing for the Israeli national team. Mazal Tov, Alysha!
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alleyooptoaliyah Aug 19
Fascinating article from about Israel becoming a vacation hot spot for NBA players, including & . All three experienced the wonders of the Holy Land this summer, as well as some backlash from its critics.
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alleyooptoaliyah Aug 6
Kudos to and for this fascinating story about the spiritual journey of . Lots of questions are answered and misconceptions clarified in this piece.
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alleyooptoaliyah Jul 24
Thank you to , , and the team at for a great segment with author discussing Alley-Oop to Aliyah!
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alleyooptoaliyah Jul 24
Really cool segment from , who went to Kibbutz Neot Mordechai to interview Israeli basketball legend Mark Brisker while he watched his son lead the country to a Gold Medal in the U20 European Championships.
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alleyooptoaliyah Jul 22
Incredible! Israel wins the Under-20 European Championship! One of the team's best players was , whose father Mark Brisker is a Detroit native who played for more than a decade in Israel. Here's Mark and Michael from an Israeli paper in the '90s.
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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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