Antisemitism is in the mainstream

August 8, 2019 -     BDS is even more dangerous than your run of the mill antisemitism. It radicalizes members of all hate movements, and by cloaking itself in a veneer of “political criticism,” this terrorist-led movement conceals its violent roots and vile aims. Originally published in Arutz Sheva on August 8, 2019. Since 2010, the U.S. Department of State has

The Nazi-Like Boycott of Jews is a Global Menace

July 23, 2019 -     Article originally published in the Jerusalem Post on July 23, 2019. Abraham Lincoln once said, “You can fool all the people some of the time and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time.” Since its establishment in 2001 by the major Palestinian terrorist organizations, the Boycott, Divestment,

The 21st Century Solomon’s Sling: a new vision for impact philanthropy to combat Antisemitism

July 4, 2019 -     Originally published in eJewishPhilanthropy on July 3, 2019. By Adam Milstein “United we stand, divided we fall.” This common phrase is used to promote unity and collaboration but is often difficult to implement in the world of advocacy, philanthropy, and nonprofits. For instance, many pro-Israel organizations act to achieve similar – sometim

Antisemites Seek to Destroy Us

November 5, 2018 -     Last Saturday, we witnessed the deadliest attack on American Jews in history. Eleven members of the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh were violently murdered because they were Jewish. I was shocked by this horror, but I was not surprised. Antisemitism is as old as the Jewish story itself. We honor the victims of the Holocaust on Yom HaShoah, we
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From Auschwitz to Pittsburgh – How Do We Respond to Rising Anti-Semitism?

October 30, 2018 -     On Saturday, we witnessed the deadliest attack on American Jews in history. Eleven members of the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh were murdered in cold blood because they were Jewish. Like many, I was shocked by this horror, but I was not surprised. The Jewish people have faced the lethal threat of Anti-Semitism for thousands of years — from

L.A. Teens at Yom NCSY, Club Z Launch Event

August 28, 2018 -     Original article in the Jewish Journal BY RYAN TOROK | PUBLISHED AUG 10, 2018  California teens took part in a recent NCSY trip to Israel. Thirty-eight Jewish teens from Los Angeles were among about 2,500 NCSY summer program participants who attended Yom NCSY, an evening of celebration and inspiration at the Latrun Tank Museum in Israel on J

The Grave Danger of Media Bias

August 21, 2018 -     Misinformation matters because media outlets have great power. They shape the way we understand the world and, ultimately, drive our behavior. This past May, the Los Angeles Times ran the headline “A Baby Girl Dies in the Haze of Gaza,” which told a story about eight-month-old Palestinian Layla Ghandour, who was allegedly killed b

2018 Milstein Family Foundation Campus Allies Mission to Israel

July 9, 2018 -     The Milstein Family Foundation Campus Allies Mission, which is open only to those who have not been to Israel and are not eligible for Birthright Israel, is designed for pro-Israel political activists and student leaders who are non-Jewish. The Milstein Family Foundation Campus Allies Mission, which is open only to those who have not been to Israel

From Auschwitz to America: Lessons from Europe’s Killing Fields

June 29, 2018 -     Those who do not learn history are doomed to repeat it. This month, we had the privilege to learn more about the devastating and cruel truths of the Holocaust. We traveled to six countries – the Czech Republic, Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, and Germany – with 100 leading American philanthropists and scholars, and together, we tried to wra

Why Americans Are Celebrating Israel’s 70th

May 10, 2018 -     Both the US and Israel have withstood existential threats through courage and patriotism of their people. Israel’s 70th birthday on May 14th has brought a surge of pride across America, as we #Celebrate70. From the halls of Congress to hundreds of college campuses, to more than 16 Celebrate Israel Festivals in major cities from coast to coast, pe