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Israelis Tackle … American Football

Hut 1, hut 2, hike, hike…

In Israel, there are two main sports: soccer and basketball.  Over the past years, groups of American olim (immigrants) have made attempts – some more successful than others – to bring baseball to the Holy Land

Recently, Israelis are flirting with football – American tackle football.  And, under the auspices of the Israel Football League, it looks like American football just might catch on.  The Tel Aviv-Yafo Sabras, Jerusalem Lions, Herzliya Hammers, the Beer Sheva Black Swarm and others scrimmage, run, pass and tackle.  As the New York Times video reports:

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