Adam Milstein supports the community to fight antisemitism

According to Israeli-American philanthropist and Jewish community leader Adam Milstein, the future of the Jews lies in the hands of the young people. This is the generation that will create the next phase of strong leaders who will steer the country through the challenges posed by anti-Semitism which is on the rise in Europe and North America. Adam Milstein wants to see Jewish leaders who will lead the country like the great leaders of the past led by the first prime minister of Israel David Ben-Gurion and other did. These are leaders who stood with the community at the time of dire need and assisted them to face the challenges that were encountered post-independence.

Today, the biggest challenges facing the state of Israeli comes in the form of an anti-Semitism movement known as BDS. This is a movement that aims at weakening the Jews economically and then isolating them from the rest of the world. The BDS movement is a product of agents of anti-Semitism coming together to bring the community down. The BDS Movement also want to separate the Jews living abroad from those living in the Middle East. By creating fear among the Jews living in the diaspora, they are forcing them to denounce their Jewish identity. This makes them lose touch with the Jewish community. The BDS Movement is driving a wedge into the relationships between these two sides of the community thus weakening Israel as a nation.

There is, however, an effort that is being applied by community leaders such as Adam Milstein. These are people who have seen the intentions of the movement and are doing everything possible to make their goals unattainable. Adam Milstein is sponsoring various initiatives which will bind the community together. The Jews living in the United States will identify themselves with the Jewish origin.

By mentoring the young Jews to learn about their history, Milstein is achieving the vital goals of uniting the community. They will not have to go into hiding when the community comes under attack from agents of hate. Adam Milstein is leading two organizations that advocate for Jews’ rights. There is the Adam Milstein Family Foundation and the Israeli -American Council.

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Avaaz Gives the World a Stronger Voice

Avaaz means “voice” in many different languages around the world. Avaaz is based in the United States and is a website that is devoted to promoting global activism. Some of the issues that Avaaz strives to bring a voice to include human rights, corruption, conflict, climate change, animal rights, and poverty. Founded in 2007, it is considered the most powerful and largest activist network online by The Guardian in the United Kingdom.

Avaaz’s co-founders were MoveOn.org and Res Publica. MoveOn.org is an advocacy group centered around progressive policies while Res Publica is devoted to preventing corruption in the government. It is headed by several professionals in the public sector. The president of Avaaz is Ricken Patel who also serves on their board with Sam Barratt and Ian Bassin. Ricken Patel is a Canadian-British graduate of Oxford University. In the past, he also has experience working with the International Crisis Group. He earned a Masters degree from Harvard University in Public Policy.

Avaaz is very dedicated to its donation process that was designed to prevent corruption in the organization. Since they began in 2009, they have yet to take any donations from businesses or foundations. On top of this, their donations are limited to $5,000 or less from their individual contributors. The campaigners at Avaaz work in more than 30 countries to spread their messages. Some of these countries besides the United Kingdom and the United States include Brazil, Lebanon, and India. Some of the campaigning methods that Avaaz uses include online petitions that are available to the public, tools to email the representatives in government of the users, and informative videos to watch and share on social media.

Some of the events that they stage include rallies, phone-ins, media stunts, and sit-ins to name a few. To protest the outbreak of Swine Flu near giant pig farms, they took several cardboard pigs and put them outside of the doors of the World Health Organization. Another stunt included a 3-mile long chain of people that stretched from London’s Chinese Embassy to the Dalai Lama.

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