Philanthropist Adam Milstein has been selected by the Jerusalem Post for the list of the top fifty influential Jewish people. Mr. Adam Milstein was the thirty ninth person on the list. Adam Milstein joins some of the most well known Jewish figures in the world, including Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, mega donors Sheldon Adelson and HaimSaban, United States Supreme Court Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Kagan, NatanSharansky, and singer Gal Gadot and actor Sarah Silverman.
Mr. Adam Milstein is the founder of many organizations and foundations that support Israel and the Jewish People. For example, he co-founded the Israeli American Council. He started the Adam and Gila Milstein Foundation. There are many other organizations that he started.
Mr. Adam Milstein said that he was humbled to be on the list. He said that it was an honor to be included. He said that he can not take any credit without thanking his wonderful wife, Gila, who has supported him throughout his philanthropic efforts. In addition, he wants to thank all the other people who helped him out, including the people at the Israeli American Council.
Adam Milstein is also someone who fights against antisemitism. In an article on the Jerusalem Post, he discussed whether being anti-Israel is just a way to mask antisemitism.
He starts off with a little history of antisemitism and Zionism. He tells the story of the pogroms in Russia and other places in Europe that occurred on a regular basis in previous times. He recalled the Kishinev pogrom that occurred in 1903. In it, forty nine Jews were murdered and fifteen hundred homes were destroyed.
This was the point when Jews realized that they had to rely on themselves to defend themselves. That is what Zionism is all about. In Israel, Jewish people were also attacked. They were attacked without provocation by surrounding nations. It is one thing not to agree with all of Israel’s policies. However, all too often, Israel haters will deny Israel’s right to exist. Adam explains that this is just another form of antisemitism in today’s times.