Adam Milstein Says Antisemitism Is A More Serious Issue Than Ever Now

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It’s now time to expose how deep antisemitism runs in certain college activist groups and tackle ways to defeat the lies and propaganda they put out. That is what Israeli-American journalist, businessman and philanthropist Adam Milstein says it is time to do in his Jewish News Syndicate article. He notes that a lot of organizations on campuses have voted to block Jewish students from serving in leadership roles when antisemitic Muslim groups and progressive leftists have held power, and various campus boycotts against Jewish groups have been held. Milstein calls on parents and community leaders to prepare their young people to face and be ready to fight these groups, and he said that he and liberal donor Haim Saban are working on building a counter task force to fight college antisemitism.

Adam Milstein got involved in supporting Jewish-American campus activism a little over 10 years ago when he founded the Israeli-American Council in partnership with his foundation. But he originally came from Haifa, Israel where he grew up in a working family and also served several years in the Israeli Defense Forces. He studied economics and business at the Technion Israeli Institute of Technology and earned his bachelor’s degree, and then he took his wife and daughters to the US where he’s lived ever since in Los Angeles. He then finished his master’s degree and became a commercial real estate broker for a public firm for several years, but then he and his friend David Hager formed their own real estate firm known as Hager Pacific Properties.

Adam Milstein decided to go into philanthropy in part because it’s given his daily schedule structure, but also because he felt there was quite a large group of disaffected Israelis living in the US who didn’t feel at home. The groups he helped form under the IAC’s auspices have helped to give these people a voice and bring their accomplishments to light back in the Israeli homeland. The Adam Milstein Family Foundation has helped found organizations that educate families and promote knowledge of older customs and traditions, and they even have books they publish that teach Hebrew.

Basic Human Rights Are Required of Any Government

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The man was an upstanding diplomat, an official ambassador for his country. He was grabbed off the street by the government’s secret security force without formal charges and kept in a secret jail. He was repeatedly beaten and tortured. His family fought to gain information about him and to obtain his freedom. That man was Thor Halvorssen’s father, who was abducted by the corrupt Venezuelan regime of the 1990s. Some years after this Thor’s mother was shot by these same lawless enforcers, along with 12 others, one of whom died. She was part of a legal and peaceful public gathering. Others in Thor’s family suffered similar attacks.

It took the joint efforts of two major peaceful “rights” charities, the International Society for Human Rights and Amnesty International, along with more effort from powerful individuals to secure his father’s freedom. Thor Halvorssen is sure his father would have been murdered in the oppressive Venezuelan government’s clutches if they had not gained his freedom. The effect on Thor was deeply ingrained.
He works to promote representative democracy and the reduction of rigidly repressive regimes, such as Venezuela’s has been. His objectives are forthright and clear in the stated targeted objectives, which include these basic rights for all humans on planet Earth:

Freedom of speech
Freedom of self-determination
Right to worship
Freedom to associate
Right to buy and sell property
Freedom of travel
Right to equal treatment by law enforcement
Right to participate in government
Freedom from exile or arbitrary detainment
Freedom from torture and slavery
Freedom in matters of conscience

In 2005 Thor Halvorssen founded the Human Rights Foundation to join ranks with the fore-mentioned groups to fight for freedoms for individuals in any country where such rights are continuing to be restricted. He has raised the awareness of the curtailment of the basic rights of all humans, especially in those places with the worst rights records, still oppressing their citizens.