Floyd Mayweather is showing his support for Israel by putting his money where his mouth is!
The millionaire sportsman has deployed his $50 million private jet to the shores of Israel to help them amid the tragic invasion from Hamas.
Floyd Mayweather Deploys His Pilots To Fly Air Mayweather To Israel
The boxing champion has sent his private jet to the front lines in Israel and it is filled with supplies. His pilots AJ Ramey, Chris Javier, Sam Kniskern, and Freeman Blakney have been designated to fly the plane across the world this weekend.
Mayweather is making the big charity move by himself but partnering with a relief organization down there. The supplies to be delivered include water, food, and bulletproof vests for the IDF (Israel Defense Forces) and civilians.
Shortly before sending off his private jet, the undefeated boxer broke his silence on the ongoing conflict via Instagram. Alongside a photo of a hand, painted with the Israeli flag, he wrote, “I stand with Israel and Jews all around the world. I condemn antisemitism at all cost. I stand for Peace. I stand for Human Rights! Terrorism Is Never The Answer.”
However, the 15-time world championship locked the comments to his post, given that fans have had opposing views about supporting either Israel or Palestine. Mayweather joins a host of Hollywood celebrities who have spoken up in support of Israel.
Comedian Amy Schumer took to Instagram to post viral videos from the Hamas attack that has reportedly claimed over 1,000 lives, “Jewish people are the only group not allowed to defend themselves. This has nothing to do with the occupation. Hamas don’t want end to occupation. They want to eradicate Israel. They’re funded by Iran, who are trying to destroy the peace deal.”
Israeli-born manager Guy Oseary also posted about the attacks, writing, “This is horrific.. these murders are being celebrated by the government/regime in Iran. Many women, children, and elderly are being taken from their homes and kidnapped. I have always prayed for peace. ALWAYS. I have always spoken up for my Jewish community and have also spoken up for my Arab brothers and sisters. I have no words today. Only heartbreak. Only tears.”
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Actress Gal Gadot, who is from Israel and served in the military before coming to Hollywood, broke her silence on the devastating incident. She shared a news clip stating that Hamas militants had kidnapped multiple Israeli civilians and soldiers during the attack alongside a message that read:
“Hamas is holding hostages, controlling bases and settlements in Israel. There have been more than 1,500 injured and heavy fighting is still ongoing. ‘I hear their voices and they are banging on the door. I am with my two little children.’ My heart is aching
Praying for all of those in pain.”
Bethenny Frankel Seeks Donations For Israel
Mayweather isn’t the only one who is backing his support with actions. While “The Real Housewives of New York City” star Bethenny Frankel might not have a private jet to send to Israel, she is using her influence to make a change.
As The Blast reported, the former Bravo star showed her support for Israelis by putting out a video asking for donations from well-meaning fans who want to assist those affected by the war. “Like with Ukraine when that started, I will not tolerate arguing in my comments and discussions about things that don’t include helping people that are human beings, [their] human conditions, innocent victims, and people who have lost their homes, family members,” she said in the Instagram Story clip.
She continued, “We do not need you to gather items for donations from large companies around the world. We usually set up an infrastructure where the disaster is, if it’s as far as this one is. And then individual orgs will come to get aid from us for their specific efforts, locations, schools, and wherever they need it.”
Nevertheless, Frankel urged her followers to donate money to the organizations instead. “We have cargo planes that will be filled with aid going into the area and many people are asking about donating to very specific charities, hospitals but their concern is that they’re not in 501c3 so they’ll take the tax hit. So, we’re donating to specific other orgs based on individual needs,” she stated.