Philanthropist and real estate investor Adam Milstein was one of the organizers of the Campus Maccabees Summit held in Las Vegas this past weekend, which involved more than 50 major Jewish and pro-Israel organizations who discussed the growing international boycott efforts against Israel.
Speaking to Arutz Sheva, Milstein explained that the summit was unique in that it was led by Israeli Americans who live in America and who are a “strategic asset” to the State of Israel.
“It is now becoming clear and clear that we are indeed the ambassadors for the State of Israel here in the United States, we care and we’re willing to go on the offensive which not too many Jews are prepared to do,” he added.
Milstein further noted that the organizations behind the summit believe in the concept of “boycott the boycotters”, which has been advocated by Education Minister Naftali Bennett among others.
“We are going to boycott the boycotters once we understand clearly who the boycotters are, what groups they are comprised of, who are the individuals behind them, where is the funding coming from. We will boycott them and we will make them illegal on campuses and in the United States,” he stressed002E
Milstein, a native of Israel, served in IDF during the Yom Kippur War in 1973, and graduated from the Technion in 1978 before moving to the United States. He is a co-founder of the Israeli-American Council, where he is the chair of their national expansion. He also sits on the Board of several organizations, including the AIPAC National Council, StandWithUs, the Israel on Campus Coalition, Hasbara Fellowships, the Jewish Funders Network, Birthright, AISH Los Angeles, and the Los Angeles Board of Birthright Israel.