Adam Milstein, founder of the Adam and Gila Milstein Family Foundation and real estate agent with the Hager Pacific Properties group, advocates strongly for Zionist policies in his blog “The Times of Israel.” Adam Milstein, who himself served with the IDF during the Yom Kippur war, looks to Israel’s great generals of the past in order to envision Israel’s future.
Adam Milstein reveres figures like Col. Mickey Marcus, a US general who later became Israel’s first modern general in 1948; Adam Milstein also creates a pantheon of Israeli heroes with figures like “Israel’s first prime minister, David Ben-Gurion, founder of Revisionist Zionism Ze’ev Jabotinsky, World Zionist Organization president Chaim Weizmann, Israel’s first female prime minister Golda Meir, and Hadassah founder Henrietta Szold.”
For Milstein these figures are the future of Israel: it was these heroes, who saw the patterns of anti-semitism in the world and stood up to meet the challenege of addressing it. As we see antisemitism rising across the developed world and we see people across nations losing faith in the Zionist ambitions of these legendary founders, Milstein sees Israel’s future in pro-Zionism youth organizations.
For Milstein there is no distinction between anti-Zionism and antisemitism, the Jewish state, in his own words, is the “the glue that unites the Jewish American community.” Milstein, who himself is a prolific Zionist philanthropist advocates for even further philanthropic work dedicated to raising future Zionist leaders as a necessity for maintaining the unity of the Jewish Diaspora, especially the American Jewish community.
Milstein cautions that The Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign would result in the eradication of the Zionist state of Israel and leave the Jewish people without a homeland. In Milstein’s view, Jews across the world but especially Americans must rally together underneath the banner of Zionism in order to propagate leaders that will be able to combat antisemitism and further the ,interests of Israel and the Jewish people; without unity, Milstein cautions that Zionism will become a wedge that drives the Jewish people apart.