Adam Milstein is an Israeli-American businessman and philanthropist who is widely known for his pro-Jewish and pro-Israel political activism. Milstein is a contributor to a variety of political blogs and columns, and he frequently publishes blog pieces on the Israeli-American site Jewish News Syndicate (JNS.) On February 7th, he published a piece in the Israeli American Council column about Radical Islam’s efforts to promote worldwide anti-Semitism.
In both Europe and North America, Adam Milstein writes, radical Muslims are beginning to ally themselves with the radical left, an alliance that is as unlikely as it is threatening to the Jewish people. In theory, Milstein argues, this is an alliance that makes no sense: the radical left in Europe and North America are very socially liberal, while radical Islam is notorious for its misogyny, homophobia and human rights abuses. Yet these alliances continue to form, united by their intense dislike of Western global influence and their shared anti-Semitic tendencies.
The radical left, Milstein further argues, has a tendency to view Muslims as a single entity that is universally oppressed. This causes them to view even radical Islamists as victims, and Jews, who are in opposition to radical Islam in the Middle East, as oppressors. Radical Islam fuels these ideas in any way possible to promote Western anti-Semitism and advance their anti-Jewish agenda, which is why Milstein views these alliances as one of the greatest modern threats to Israel and to the Jewish people.
Adam Milstein is a co-founder of the prominent Israeli-American Council, of which he he was appointed Chairman of the Board in 2015. Milstein has made his career primarily as a real estate investor, but he has also spent considerable time on philanthropic efforts. In 2000, he and his wife, Gila, founded the Adam and Gila Milstein Family Foundation, which sponsors education for young Jewish students and professionals. He is also a board member of StandWithUs, Birthright Israel, the Hasbara fellowships and the Israel on Campus Coalition, among other organizations.
Adam Milstein served in the Israeli Defense Forces during the Yom Kippur War before graduating from Technion in Israel in 1978. He moved to the U.S. in 1981, and shortly after acquired an MBA from the University of Southern California. He has used his considerable business acumen to become a Managing Partner of Hager Pacific Properties, a real estate firm based in California.