80,000 spectators (and 20 million ESPN home viewers) of Monday Night Football hold moment of silence for 18 year-old American Ezra Schwartz murdered last week. But “Israel”not referenced — he was studying “abroad”

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New England Patriots hold moment of silence for Ezra Schwartz
November 23, 2015

The National Football League’s New England Patriots held a moment of silence before the start of their Monday Night Football game in honor of Ezra Schwartz, the Massachusetts teen who was killed in a Palestinian terrorist attack on Nov. 19 near Gush Etzion. The decision to honor Sharon, Mass., native came in reaction to an email exchange between Patriot’s owner Robert Kraft, who is Jewish, and former Israeli Knesset member Dov Lipman. “It would mean so much to the people of Israel, to supporters around the world, and to Ezra’s family and friends if the Patriots could do something in his memory,” Lipman wrote to Kraft, the Jerusalem Post reported. READ MORE

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