Category: Activists

Adam Milstein, Israeli Fighter

Adam Milstein and his wife, Gila, co-founded a charitable and service-oriented organization that sole purpose is to strengthen Israeli people, the nation of Israel and the United States-Israel ties. The services that it provides give fundraising to programs in Jewish areas for education and the advocacy of the Jewish people.

Adam Milstein was born in Haifa, Israel. His parents were Eva Milshtein and Hillel Milshtein. Both immigrated to Israel when the country was born, around 1948. Adam is their first son along with Joshua and Dalit.

In 1973 he served in the Yom Kippur War. After his stint in the army, Adam enrolled in Israeli Institute of Technology. He graduated with a BS in business and economics in 1978. Afterward, he teamed with his father to expand their real estate and development business.

Adam Milstein married Gila Elgrably in 1974 in Haifa. In 1981, Adam and Gila moved to the United States with their two daughters. Their third daughter was born after the move. In 1983, he received his MBA from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. He started working commercial real estate in sales. Currently, he is a partner with Hager Pacific Properties and oversees the firm’s finance department and all the properties.

Adam Milstein co-founded the Israeli-American Council. He sits if the Board of numerous organizations such as Israel on Campus Coalition, Jewish Funders Network, Birthright Israel and more. He and his wife also co-founded Sifriyat Pijama B’America; it provides free books in Hebrew that teaches Jewish values to families in the United States.

Adam Milstein has voiced concern over the media and the bias against Israel and its’ people. Recently, a major new outlet commented on how Israeli troops killed a six-year-old girl in Gaza. However, the news lied and the girl died of a blood disorder. Adam’s fight is keeping the media accountable.

With a lot of significant work and progress, he desires to see change. Adam Milstein is fighting for his people. His service to his country has never ceased or wavered.

 

http://hagerpacific.com/hager-team/adam-milstein/

Of Ethics and Activists

If there is one thing that needs to be addressed, it is ethics. A lot of people are acting in unethical ways towards others. Among the common sources of unethical practices are rulers of countries. There are rulers that deal with their own country in a way that limits if not denies human rights. Fortunately, there are people that are looking for ways to address the tyranny in oppressive countries. They are human rights activists. These days, more people are revealing how oppressive their society is. Then there are human rights activists like Thor Halvorssen that are trying to fight for a more humane world.

Thor Halvorssen is considered a trouble maker for Tyrants, and the new face of human rights activism. For one thing, he is changing the stereotype of human rights activists. Often times, they are seen as the gloomy types that love humanity and yet hate people. Thor Halvorssen is presenting a different picture of a happier activist that has a deep love for people. He is also working intensely on helping out the oppressed. While he does have an intensity about him, he is also willing to work with people in order to come to an agreement.

While many other human rights activists seem to talk about the issues in front of the camera and not much else, Thor Halvorssen is known to actually get dirty and even take some blows for the oppressed. There were times when he was used as a punching bag. He takes that as all part of the job. When he started the Human Rights Foundation, Thor has adopted the motto to not just talk about human rights, but to get dirty and take action. After all, it is called Human Rights Activism for a reason. Thor Halvorssen believes in being active.

More information for Thor Halvorssen:

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2015/09/23/venezuela-just-threw-my-cousin-in-jail.html