WATCH: Former U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman speaks out against anti-Semitic chants at high school
TIME: Israel’s former ambassador to the U.K. and former White House adviser David Friedman says he’s deeply troubled by anti-Semitism and the rise of hate groups in Britain.
“I’ve seen the same thing happen in Israel, where I’m from,” Friedman said.
“When we had that [anti-Semitic] chant, it was a huge thing.
The people there were upset, but I was not.
I saw people on the streets with their faces covered with black cloths.
I could not see it.
I did not feel safe.”
The speech is part of a two-day trip for Friedman to Britain to promote the new book, “No Jews in Israel: The Case for Israel.”
The book, released in April, is based on his own research, including interviews with Israelis and British Jews who fled their homes in Israel during the 2014 war with Hamas.
The book was written with the support of a group of prominent Jewish figures in Britain, including David Axelrod, the former chief strategist to President Obama.
Friedman spoke with TIME about the growing anti-Israel sentiment in Britain and what he sees as a rising tide of anti-Jewish sentiment in America.
What is it like to be a Jew in America?
I was raised as a Zionist, but that’s not who I am.
My family moved to the United States as refugees from the Nazi occupation.
I have been deeply concerned about the erosion of our culture and values and the impact that those values are having on the country.
My parents were both refugees from Poland, and I grew up thinking that America was the land of the free and the home of the brave, the free thinker and the entrepreneur.
When I got out of school, I wanted to be an astronaut.
My father, who was a pilot in World War II, was a big fan of the Wright brothers and flew them into space.
I wanted more.
I’ve always been curious about history and history of peoples, and my grandfather was a Holocaust survivor.
He was a man who had a strong sense of justice, and he fought for what he believed in.
The most important thing to me was to be Jewish, and it’s one of the things that I really admire about Jews, and about the Holocaust.
The rise of this anti-Israeli sentiment in the U.
“What do you think of the rise in anti-Zionism in America, and the Trump administration’s position on it?
The U.N. has been a champion of Israel in the past, but it’s not a Jewish priority.
I think it’s an issue of American politics and of our country.
In Britain, I think there is a growing anti