Category Archives: Human Right

Pro-Israel Philanthropist Adam Milstein: “Jewish Diaspora Will Produce Future Leaders”

Real estate investor and pro-Israel philanthropist Adam Milstein has released a blog post on the Times of Israel blog discussing the capacity of the international Jewish diaspora to produce leaders critical to the continued viability of Israel as a state.

In his post, Milstein used individuals such as Israel’s founder and first prime minister, David Ben-Gurion, Israel’s first female prime minister Golda Meir and leader of the Warsaw Ghetto Rebellion, Mordechai Anielewicz, to highlight the contribution of the diaspora to Jewish history.

“The Jewish American community needs to identify, encourage and support heroes of our time… We need leaders who will ensure the Jewish future in America by engaging and inspiring the next generation to be courageous Zionist leaders, fight antisemitism and support the Jewish people in America and the Jewish homeland, which will always be in Israel,” the post read.

Adam Milstein discussed his meeting of teenage and young adult Jewish activists in groups such as the Israeli-American Council, of which Milstein is National Chairman, and affirmed his belief that it was figures such as these who would contribute to the future of Israel as a state.

Read the full blog entry here.

Adam Milstein was born in Haifa, Israel, and served in the 1973 Yom Kippur War as a conscript of the Israel Defense Force. Milstein moved to the United States in 1981 with his wife Gila, where he subsequently earned a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Southern California. He had previously earned a Bachelor of Science in business and economics from the Technion in Haifa.

Milstein launched a career in real estate as a sales agent and managing partner at property management and investment firm Hager Pacific Properties. His 50% stake in the company, which currently manages more $1 billion in assets, made him a multi-millionaire and allowed him to devote resources to pro-Israel ventures.

As the co-founder of the Adam and Gila Milstein Foundation, Adam Milstein supports pro-Israel organizations such as the Israel on Campus Coalition, StandWithUs and the Israeli-American Council.

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The Digital Domain Becomes The Major Area For Activism in The View Of Avaaz

The Avaaz group of environmental and political activists was only formed in January 2007, a short life which has allowed the organization to take the most modern approach to activism possible. Avaaz has been at the heart of the rise of what has been described as digital activism since the group was formed and continues to find new and exciting ways of bringing the latest important causes to as many people as possible across the planet; the main aim of Avaaz has been to prove there is little space between the different nations and communities of the world now the Internet has allowed every person to access the good causes being supported around the world.

 

Founder Ricken Patel is often described as the most important person in the Avaaz organization as he brought together a number of the leading activists in the world to create a new way of completing activism in the Internet age. A graduate of both Oxford and Harvard Universities, Patel has made it his dream to build a brighter future for the people of the world through the use of Online petitions and letter writing campaigns already proving successful in completing impressive campaigns resulting in the development of new areas of success for activists previously limited by their geographic location.

One of the most important parts of the growth of Avaaz has been the creation of a new way of exploring activism through the ability of individuals to bring campaigns and causes to the attention of the leaders of the group. In allowing individuals the chance to bring their own choice of good causes to the attention of Avaaz the group has crossed many different borders including conservationism, political campaigns, and the growth of an important arm fighting economic corruption across much of the world.