Shimon Peres met with Stoudemire on Thursday to ask the player to help the national team. The six-time NBA All-Star has stated that he comes from a Hebrew background.
Stoudemire has teamed up with Israelis before. Last month, he joined a group in a bid to buy the Hapoel Jerusalem basketball team.
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In addition, Stoudemire is currently in Israel to coach the Canadian basketball team at the Maccabiah Games, a competition exclusive to Jewish athletes.