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ADAM MILSTEIN

A PROUD ISRAELI-AMERICAN ACTIVE PHILANTHROPIST

Source: Jewish Press More than 700 Israeli-American gathered earlier this month in Washington, DC, for the inaugural Israeli-American Council (IAC) conference. Talks by politicians, deplomats, academics, busdinessmen, philantropists and media personalities, coupled with well-attended sessions on relations between Israel and the U.S. and the role Israelies play in the larger American community, made it clear the IAC intends to be an integral part of the Jewish community and a strong advocate for Israel. The conference opened with a “shuk” (marketplace) showcasing the numerous cultural programs IAC funds throughout the United States to strengthen Israeli identity: Taglit Shelanu, IAC Machane Kachol Lavan,  Read More…

Source: Jewish Journal At the Israeli-American Council’s (IAC) three-day inaugural conference in Washington, D.C., last weekend, nearly 800 attendees and Washington journalists witnessed the high-profile entrance on to the public stage of what was, until recently, a quietly expanding and well-funded Los Angeles group created with the comparably modest vision of providing educational, cultural and religious resources for Southern California’s large Israeli-American community. The IAC’s first foray into the national spotlight — and its ability to attract top politicians from both parties and their donors — points to a group on its way to becoming the go-to resource for Israeli  Read More…

Source: Forward  GETTY IMAGES/KURT HOFFMAN CASINO BILLIONAIRE TRANSFORMS SHAPE OF JEWISH GIVING BY NATHAN GUTTMAN Published November 03, 2014, issue of November 07, 2014. RELATED Sheldon Adelson’s Self-Defeating Meddling Tough Night for Sheldon Adelson When a storm wreaked havoc on East Coast air travel last winter, among the thousands of travelers stranded were several dozen Israeli-American teens from Washington and Philadelphia. But these youths, who were en route to the annual meeting of the Tzofim, the Israeli scouts, were luckier than the many others forced to mill about air terminals. Soon after their flight was canceled, a private executive jet landed at  Read More…

Posted on October 22, 2014 by Jacob Kamaras / JNS.org and filed under Israel, U.S., Features. By Jacob Kamaras/JNS.org The so-called “alphabet soup” of American Jewish organizations covers seemingly every communal concern and interest group. Yet despite their direct connection with the Jewish homeland and firsthand knowledge of issues prioritized by American Jews, Israelis living in the United States have historically been both neglected and unorganized. But the fast-growing Israeli-American Council (IAC), which was founded in Los Angeles in 2007 and started expanding nationally in 2013, is working to change that. This year, IAC’s own programming has reached more than 100,000 of the estimated 500,000-800,000 Israeli Americans,  Read More…

ATTITUDES TOWARD ISRAELI EXPATS HAVE CHANGED IN RECENT YEARS. NOBODY IN ISRAEL CALLS THEM ‘TRAITORS’ ANY MORE, WHILE AMERICANS NOW VIEW THEM AS ENTREPRENEURS RATHER THAN BLUE-COLLAR MIGRANT WORKERS. The Facebook page “Olim Le-Berlin” (calling on people to migrate to Berlin) managed to stir things up in Israel last week, but the truth is that emigration to Berlin from Israel is still a marginal phenomenon. According to World Bank figures, the number of Israelis currently living in the United States is larger than that in all European countries combined. Apparently without Facebook pages and protest movements, a proud Israeli community  Read More…

Source: YouTube Is Israel an “apartheid state,” as its enemies claim? Who better to answer that charge than a Black South African who lived through apartheid? Kenneth Meshoe, a member of the South African parliament, fits that bill. He examines the evidence against Israel and draws a compelling conclusion. The content was produced by Prager University and was sponsored by the Adam and Gila Milstein Family Foundation.

Source: Stand By Me Stand By Me is a nonprofit organization that provides emotional and physical support to local Israeli-Jewish American cancer patients and their families.  

The latest strategy employed by those who wish to strangle Israel is called BDS. It may sound harmless, but do not be fooled. It stands for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions, and not only is it poisonous for Israel, but for the world as well. Israel is one of the freest countries on earth, where everyone–including Arabs–benefit from that freedom. If Israel continues to be singled out by BDS and suffocated economically, the damage would ripple throughout the globe. In five minutes, learn about BDS and why it must be stopped. The content was produced by Prager University and was sponsored by the  Read More…

Source: The Blaze SOME ARE CALLING THIS THE ‘MOST IMPORTANT VIDEO ABOUT ISRAEL EVER MADE’ — AND IT’S TAKING THE INTERNET BY STORM It’s been dubbed the “most important video about Israel ever made” — and it’s being widely circulated on the Internet amid the recent Gaza conflict. Featuring nationally syndicated radio talk show host Dennis Prager, who is known for his strong conservative views, the pro-Israel YouTube video aims to explain the Middle East conflict in under six minutes. “The Middle East conflict is framed as one of the most complex problems in the world,” the video claims. “But,  Read More…

Source: LA Times By LARRY GORDON For the second time in two years, passions surrounding the Israeli-Palestinian conflicts have entered an unlikely forum: the UC regents’ selection of student representatives on the university governing board The regents voted Wednesday for a Jewish undergraduate from UCLA to join a Muslim from UC Berkeley as the student voices on the panel. The two, who both faced controversy over their selections, promised to cooperate on student-related causes, although they have taken opposing positions on whether UC should divest its holdings in companies that do business with the Israeli military. The UC regents confirmed  Read More…