Amar’e Stoudemire apparently feels Israel is the land of milk honey and good-looking MRIs.

The sore-kneed Stoudemire who is touring Israel has now applied for Israeli citizenship according to his agent Happy Walters.

Stoudemire has been in Israel since mid-July first as assistant coach for Canada in the Maccabiah Games and is touring the country while exploring his Jewish roots on his mother’s side.

The Knicks have shut down Stoudemire this summer to rest his knees telling him not to train or take part in basketball-related activities such as attending Hakeem Olajuwon’s big-man camp.

Stoudemire previously announced he had become a part owner in the Israeli basketball club Hapoel Jerusalem partnering with basketball and bseball agent Arn Tellem. Israeli president Shimon Peres said he wants Stoudemire to play next year on the Israeli National Team but it’s unlikely the Knicks would grant permission since they already denied him a spot on Team USA in 2010.