Adam Milstein is a Haifa-born Jew who started out as a homemaker and real estate developer. He is the co-founder of the Israeli-American Foundation and the chair of the same foundation’s National Expansion. Adam moved to the US in the Year 1981 where he Acquired his MBA from USC. Adam is a philanthropist who works with StandWithUs and Israel on Campus Coalition. He is also the author of The Jerusalem Post commonly known as JPost.
In his most recent article on JPost, Adam Milstein explains why he has a good feeling about the Jewish in America. In the turn of the century, Israel’s first female Prime Minister G. Meir, President of World Zionist Organization C. Weizmann Israel’s , and founder of Revisionist Zionist Z. Jabotinsky, first PM B. David saw the growing hostility towards Jews (anti-semitism) and acted to lay firm foundations for the independence of the Jewish State.
In the US alone, according to Adam Milstein, anti-semitic incidents rose by 67% more in 2017 as compared to 2016. In Europe, these incidences have been fostered in social media, making half of the Jewish community feel insecure about wearing visible signs of them being Jews. In a poll released in February 2017, it showed that only 21% of millennials are firmly attached to their being Jewish, and only 26% feel that it is imperative to be Jewish.
Adam Milstein’s article also shows that the Boycott Divestment and Sanctions Campaign, which aims at eradicating the State of Israel is being spread all over the world. This boycott is dividing the State from the Jewish Community around the world. These challenges, according to him, require exceptional leadership. The Jewish American Community should, therefore, uplift and recognize their heroes, for example, Mordechai Anielewicz.
Adam Milstein has Great hopes that leaders to guide and encourage the American Jewish community to support their homeland Israel will emerge. His experience as a philanthropist has enabled him to meet with very highly passionate and innovative leaders who are rising to meet these challenges.
He encourages people to be supportive of the work done by these leaders. He believes that once the Jewish Americans are aware of their heritage, they will be more encouraged to guard it. He strongly believes that nurturing great leaders is the way to secure Jewish Future.