Adam Milstein on the Rise of Antisemitism in America and Europe

America has always maintained a sacred relationship with Israel. Both nations share mutual interests which are spread out in virtually all socio-political and economic dispensations of both societies. One of the most respected non-profit, bipartisan lobbyist organizations is known as AIPAC. The acronyms denote the American Israeli Public Affairs Committee. Its co-founder is the philanthropist-cum-author, Adam Milstein.

Asides serving as the chairman of AIPAC’s national expansion program, Adam also contributes to several other similar organizations. These include, Hasbara Fellowships, Stand With Us and the Israel on Campus Coalition. Others are the Jewish Funders Network, Birthright Israel, Stand By Me. Adam and his wife Gila are actively involved in propagating Jewish values. The couple have spent their money to teach Jewish families more about their rich and traverse culture and heritage. They do this via their independent organization, the Sifriyat Pijama B’America.

Vocal Pro-Israeli Author

In the run-up to the hotly contested US elections, he penned a very intriguing piece on the Jerusalem Post about the rise of antisemitism, worldwide. The preamble of the post began by taking the reader on a walk down memory lane in the brief history of the persecution and the injustices done to the Jews. For instance, the opening sentences juxtapose the unfair judgement meted against the Jews for apparently killing Jesus Christ who was a Jew.

Jews have been chastised for being overly aggressive capitalists, but at the same time, they are also blamed for being revolutionary communists. The philanthropist fails to understand how the entire world stood by and watched as up to 6 million Jews got systematically massacred in Europe during the time of the Holocaust.

Tolerance and Understanding

To make matters worse, Adam adds that, the profound hostility and bitter resentment against Israeli-origin people is back again. With facts, he states that there is renewed antisemitism in many parts of Europe and in America as well. The situation is so dire that a third of the Jews in Europe are considering immigrating elsewhere. In America, incidences involving hate speech against Israeli-Jews have more than doubled in the past year alone. The culprits to blame, according to Adam, are right-wing Americans and Pro-Islam radical lobbyist groups. Mr. Milstein suggests that we all need to come together and put an end to antisemitism. We have to embrace tolerance moving forward.

 

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