Eric Adams, the mayor of New York City, met with entrepreneurs and innovators on his final full day in Israel on Thursday at a gathering co-hosted by the Combat Antisemitism Movement (CAM).
Adams compared the difficulty of nation-building to starting a business. He stated on Wednesday night that it was difficult to build this country while being surrounded by hateful individuals.
Learning drop irrigation is challenging, so you can start producing your own goods. Adams said: „Hard is building and being not only a startup nation, but now leading a number of startups you’re seeing across the globe.“ The event was sponsored by F2 Venture Capital and Ximus Forum.
The „White City Soirée” in Tel Aviv also addressed the rise of anti-Semitism around the world. Adams stated that „if we want to dismantle and combat antisemitism, we have to go to the core and the heart of it and dismantle the entire team.“
Adams cautioned that hatred against Jews held several layers. The mayor urged pursuing „all of those, who are participating in antisemitism, who are hiding their hand.“ „We greatly appreciate the mayor’s strong and deeply felt friendship with the Jewish people and the State of Israel, and we’re excited to continue working with him to tackle shared challenges and take advantage of shared opportunities, as we navigate the path forward in an inclusive manner,” CAM CEO Sacha Roytman Dratwa said of Adams’ visit.