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NFL Players Heed Pro-Palestinian Call to Boycott Israel Trip

TEL AVIV – Three NFL players have pulled out of a scheduled trip to Israel sponsored by the Israeli government following an open letter published by pro-Palestinian activists urging them to distance themselves from Israel’s “brutal” and “apartheid” policies.

Seattle Seahawks' Michael Benett said he would skip a trip to Israel because he wished "not only to see Israel but also the West Bank and Gaza so I can see how the Palestinians, who have called this land home for thousands of years, live their lives"