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.
The Jerusalem Post has ranked Adam Milstein position 39 out of the 50 most influential Jews in 2016. The newspaper publishes its news in English and French. The recognition is based on the impact that people have made over the past year and their potential to bring change in future. Milstein’s leadership role as the co-founder and chairman of Israeli-American Council (IAC) guaranteed him the recognition. His successful leadership role in many notable Jewish organizations is unrivaled. Adam’s philanthropic activities and activism are influential. Some of the organizations that Adam is leading include Stand With Us, Stand By Me and AIPAC National Council, Hasbara fellowships and Birthright in Israel.
Alongside Adam’s name were other famous people, including Benjamin Netanyahu, Charles Schumer, the Supreme Court justices Elena Kagana & Ruth Bader, and Jewish leaders, Malcolm Hoenlein and Natan Sharansky. In the list were names of philanthropists and entertainers such as Haim Saba, Sheldon Adelson, Sarah Silverman and Gal Gadot. While appreciating the recognition by the Jerusalem Post, Adam Milstein said he was honored to be named alongside great people in the Jewish community. He gave credit to his wife and the IAC, in addition to other organizations that he partnered with in the past. This award is a regarded as a milestone in the accomplishments made by the IAC community.
Adam Milstein is a real estate investor, a managing partner at Hager Pacific Properties and an active philanthropist who was born in Haifa, Israel. He joined the Defense Forces of Israel in 1971. Later, he enrolled at Technion College where he graduated with a B.S. in business and economics. His career started while in college. He helped his father expand his real estate business. Later, Adam enrolled at the University of Southern California after moving to the U.S. Here, he pursued his Masters in Business Administration
In 2000, the philanthropist established Adam and Gila Milstein Family Foundation. Its mission is to safeguard the interests of the Jewish community and the Jewish state by imparting knowledge to the next generation to help them support the Israeli State and the significant U.S. – Israeli Alliance. In opposing boycott, divestment and sanctions, Adam Milstein has written many pieces explaining the effects of the movement towards the Israel and the Western nations. This information was originally mentioned on Wikipedia as explicated in the following link Wikipedia Adam Milstein