NYC Mayor Adams meets interfaith leaders in Jerusalem

Carrie Keller-Lynn is a former political and legal correspondent for The Times of Israel

New York City Mayor Eric Adams (L) meets with Natan Sharansky in Jerusalem on August 21, 2023. (Carrie Keller-Lynn/Times of Israel)
New York City Mayor Eric Adams (L) meets with Natan Sharansky in Jerusalem on August 21, 2023. (Carrie Keller-Lynn/Times of Israel)

New York City Mayor Eric Adams meets interfaith leaders in Jerusalem to discuss antisemitism, opening the mayor’s three-day trip to Israel.

This evening, he is slated to meet with Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Lion, and on Wednesday, he will meet with tech industry representatives in Tel Aviv. The Mayor’s Office has not released his full schedule.

The trip is Adams’s first official visit to Israel since assuming office in 2022.

New York boasts the world’s largest Jewish metropolitan population, and Adams is considered to be close to several of the city’s Jewish communities. Adams is a former police captain and has pushed a public safety agenda, in part to counter rising antisemitic violence in the city.

Several past New York City mayors have visited Israel while in office, with visiting the country almost considered a right of passage for the city’s top official.
Adams’s visit is sponsored and funded by the New York UJA-Federation and the Jewish Community Relations Council of New York, two mainstream Jewish organizations.

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