Radical Islam is probably most thought of as a militant terrorist organization like Al-Qaeda or ISIS responsible for bombings and deaths of millions of Arabs, Jews and Americans. But Adam Milstein, a Jewish-American author, real estate investor and philanthropist says it’s become ingrained in social media and has started joining forces with progressive liberal groups on college campuses. He mentioned in an article on JNS.org that activist Linda Sarsour has been among those bringing demagoguery and antisemitic ideology where given the pulpit. Milstein says Jewish-Americans need to be read to counter this ideology and to understand that at times these radical Muslims and progressive leftists even have joined forces with the alternative right such as when a Turkish leader once aided Hitler’s forces in their campaigns against Jews.
Adam Milstein has worked hard through the non-profit groups he supports to help bring Israeli-Americans close to home and feel a stronger connection to the actual nation of Israel. He was born there in 1952 and spent his younger years traveling with his family when his father had building framing work at various construction sites. Adam Milstein joined the Israeli Defense Forces when he reached 18, the age required of all Israeli men to complete three years of military service. He fought in the unit that defeated Egypt’s armies all the way back into Egyptian soil during the Yom Kippur War, and after completing combat he returned home and married a young woman he had met in the military named Gila. Milstein then worked on his higher education completing his bachelor’s first at the Technion and then moving to the US to complete grad school at USC.
Adam Milstein has made millions in the real estate industry as a Managing Partner at Hager Pacific Properties where he has led the acquisition and resale of million-dollar commercial and large-family residential properties across the US. But he and his wife Gila consider their philanthropy dedicated to Jewish-Americans to be their most important work, and they don’t just give money to causes they support but are actually out in the field along with other activists. The main organization they do it through is the Milstein Family Foundation, but their other key partners are the Israeli-American Council, AIPAC, StandWithUS, Hillel International and Hasbara Fellowships. Milstein’s articles have touched thousands of readers and have earned him recognition several times as one of the world’s most influential Jews.