Canadian businessman 'Excited to build in Israel'

Canadian Jewish billionaire and philanthropist Hershey Friedman talks with Arutz Sheva about his latest efforts to build the Land of Israel.

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Hershey Friedman
Hershey Friedman
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Canadian Jewish billionaire Hershey Friedman, who made his fortune in the packaging industry, is known for his philanthropic efforts and business ventures that advance Jewish causes worldwide.

Friedman, owner of the Azorim building and real estate company, is involved in numerous housing development projects in Israel, including the magnificent "Botique Haneviim" facing the Old City of Jerusalem.

He is also very connected to the world of Torah, and heads a philanthropic organization that publishes Torah works. He consults with his rabbis on all business matters.

Here, Friedman spoke with Arutz Sheva about how he built himself up from modest origins, his real estate ventures in the Land of Israel, his criticisms of the Israeli government land policies and how proud he is to be building the Land: