Eric Adams says he wants a retirement home in Israel
Eric Adams wants to spend his last days in the Promised Land!
The leading mayoral candidate says he loves Israel so much that he wants to buy land and retire to the Jewish state.
A Jewish weekly, Mishpacha, asked the Brooklyn Borough President if he would be a defender of Israel like other mayors have done.
“I have visited Israel twice, I am going back and I will try to find a piece of land to be my place of retreat. I love the people of Israel, the food, the culture, the dancing, everything about Israel, ”said Adams, who competes with Andrew Yang and Kathryn Garcia in a close three-way race where the Jewish vote could be a postman.
When asked which part of Israel he would choose, Adams replied with a laugh, “In the Golan Heights”.
Israel captured the mountainous region of Syria during the 1967 Six Day War and it is still part of the Jewish state.
A Jewish source compared Adams’ comments to “Make Aliyah” – when people from the Jewish diaspora move to Israel.
Adams is a Christian.
Asked about his comments, Adams said he was joking about his move to the Golan Heights. He maintained the rest of his statement.
On other matters, Adams said he would take a non-participatory approach to regulating the controversial circumcision procedure, Metzitzah b’peh, and that he would not accuse the NYPD padlock yeshivas of flouting the standards of the ‘State to provide secular education.
Adams also said he would “accept” an endorsement from troubled Governor Andrew Cuomo.
Cuomo faces multiple investigations into his actions during the coronavirus pandemic as well as accusations of sexual harassment from female staff members. He denied the wrongdoing.
“I’m clear – I want the support of every New Yorker, and that includes the governor,” Adams said.
Polls show Cuomo remains popular among the city’s registered Democrats despite his problems.
Adams was also asked why some Jewish leaders support Andrew Yang for mayor.
He called Yang a “shiny new toy” while likening himself to a “Microsoft investment”.
“The second you see that the shiny new toy isn’t as shiny anymore and Eric’s message gets out, don’t allow someone else to take your investment away from you. I am your Microsoft, ”he said.