2016-11-23 / Mideast

Robert Kraft donates funds for sports campus

Robert Kraft, owner of the New England Patriots and a noted Jewish philanthropist, has donated $6-million to create the Kraft Family Sports Campus in Jerusalem.

The contribution is to “advance Jerusalem as an international sports hub,” the office of Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat said in a statement announcing the gift. It is part of the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the reunification of Jerusalem and the 20th Maccabiah Games, an Olympics-style event that will be hosted in Jerusalem in July.

The campus in Emek Haarazim, in the northwest part of the Israeli capital, is scheduled to open in the summer. (JTA)

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