Randy Levine: President of the Bronx Bombers, Patron of IDF Soldiers (And Their Dogs)

The head of baseball’s hugely successful N.Y. Yankees – a.k.a “the Evil Empire” – supports Friends of the IDF and loves the elite 'Oketz' canine unit. He talks to Haaretz about Jews, baseball and winning.

Randy Levine, the 58 year old president of the New York Yankees, is a big fan of the IDF’s “super-dog” unit, known as Oketz. His wife, Mindy, is a renowned animal-rescue devotee, and serves as Levine’s liaison to the IDF’s canine reconnaissance unit. Last year, Levine hosted 30 Oketz commanders for dinner at Jerusalem’s King David Hotel.