Attorney David Friedman, Donald Trump’s senior adviser on US-Israel relations and a longtime Arutz Sheva contributor, told Israel’sChannel 2 television Tuesday that the danger to Jews and Israel in the United States comes from the left, not the right.
Channel 2 anchor Yonit Levy asked Friedman about an Anti-Defamation League (ADL) report regarding a reported surge in anti-Semitic abuse against Jewish reporters, and wanted to know if there was anti-Semitic sentiment among Trump supporters.
“No, there is anti-Semitic sentiment among Clinton supporters,” he replied. “The danger in the United States is on the left.
It’s not on the right. I’m not saying there aren’t some neo-Nazis floating around in the United States, because I’m sure there are.
But the movement that we ought to be concerned about in the United States is the movement on the left.
While much of the online harassment of journalists was sent anonymously, the ADL noted that they originated with a number of overlapping “communities” associated with the alt-right and white nationalist movements.
It also identified two neo-Nazis, who also are outspoken Trump supporters, as responsible for many of the attacks: Andrew Anglin, founder of the white supremacist website “The Daily Stormer,” and Lee Rogers of Infostormer (formerly The Daily Slave).
When asked by Channel 2 about the ADL task force’s conclusions, Friedman said he could not speak to particular groups of victims, and that the ADL “has lost, frankly, all credibility” under director Jonathan Greenblatt, who he called a “former J Street advocate.” Greenblatt, who has headed ADL for over a year, in fact, has never worked for the left-leaning J Street.