2018 MFF monthly newsletter
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We hope our American friends   had a happy fourth of July and were able to join with friends and family to celebrate the United States of America and its values of freedom, independence and opportunity—values shared by Israel that have inspired people around the world. 
The third annual “Inspired by Israel” video contest registration closed June 24 with 240 registrants! You will all have a chance to vote on your favorite videos between August 6 and August 13. A total of $20,000 in cash prizes will be awarded to 18 videos.
 We are also pleased to share a op-ed written by Gila and Adam reflecting on their recent trip to Europe, which included visiting Holocaust memorials. They explain why ‘Never Again’ are not just words, but a call to action for all of us.
Also, don't miss out on watching the famous Eagles Over Auschwitz video, which shows the historic flyover of Auschwitz-Birkenau by three Israeli F-15's in 2003.

Lastly, we're proud to feature our partner The Endowment for Middle East Truth (EMET), a Washington, D.C.-based think tank and policy center with an unabashedly pro-America and pro-Israel stance. EMET (which means truth in Hebrew) prides itself on challenging the falsehoods and misrepresentations that abound in U.S. Middle East policy. 
We thank you for all that you do to advance our shared mission. We and look forward to partnering with you in the months ahead, as we work together to strengthen the State of Israel and the Jewish people.
With sincere love and admiration for Israel and the Jewish people,
Gila and Adam Milstein
Those who do not learn history are doomed to repeat it.
Far too many people — including some within the Jewish community — don’t believe that the antisemitism that existed in Nazi Germany might happen again, especially in America.
Remembering the Holocaust is not enough. We must turn the tragedies of the past into lessons for the future. It’s in our hands to ensure that Never Again really means Never Again. Nothing less than the continuation of the Jewish people is at stake. 

By: Gila and Adam Milstein

Inspired By Israel: Video Contest
Get Ready to Vote!

More than 240 people registered to enter the third annual  Adam and Gila Milstein Family Foundation  "Inspired by Israel" video contest, which launched last month, in partnership with IsraelVideoNetwork.com . This is the most registrations we’ve ever received!

You can expect videos from people of all backgrounds, faiths and ages. Past entries have used poetry, humor, original music, documentary-style research, and more. And, you help us choose the winners!

Next month, from August 6 to August 13, people from around the world will vote to help decide which videos will get part of the $20,000 in cash prizes. Our grand prize winner will receive $8,000! 
Reflecting on our trip to Europe
This month, we were honored to join the 2018 AIPAC Minyan Mission to Europe, which took us to the Czech Republic, Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, and Germany with 100 other leading American philanthropists and scholars.
During the trip, we tried to wrap our heads around the scope of the genocide carried out by Nazi Germany and its European collaborators.

We met with leadership from the European Jewish community and spoke with some of Europe’s most prominent governmental leaders - many of the latter tried to explain why, under their protection, the Holocaust would never happen again, and expressed strong support of and willingness to protect their Jewish communities.
Gila with Margot Friedlander,
Holocaust Survivor, Activist, and Author
Gila and Adam at a synagogue in the Jewish Quarter of Prague, Czech Republic
Adam at the NATO Air Base in Berlin
"Killing Field"
Holocaust Memorial in Rumbala Forest, six miles outside of Riga, Latvia.
Tens of thousands of Jews were shot point blank during the Holocaust. This forest was one of two of the largest known massacres in Eastern Europe until Nazis built the death camps. This was the only Jewish Holocaust memorial in the former Soviet Union.
Eagles Over Auschwitz
Eagles Over Auschwitz: the historic flyover of Auschwitz-Birkenau by three Israeli F-15's in 2003
A strong israel means Never Again is a real promise. Six million Jews were murdered in the Holocaust and then, within just a few years, a Jewish State was reborn in the land of Israel. Watch this powerful video about the rebirth of Jewish independence.
Featured Organization: EMET
The Endowment for Middle East Truth (EMET) , a non-partisan think tank with an unabashedly pro-America and pro-Israel stance, was founded in 2005 to fill void in Washington for a trusted, high-level group that can tell Israel’s story on Capitol Hill. EMET’s deep relationships with Members of Congress provide policymakers with the emet the truth about Israel, the Middle East, and U.S. foreign policy in the region.

EMET is not just a think tank, but an action tank we have held hundreds of policy seminars on Capitol Hill and thousands of meetings in congressional offices to educate policymakers about Israel and the Middle East in an informative, compelling way. We know that our educational work has resulted in the passage of many pro-Israel bills and resolutions, and this would not be possible without the support of the Milstein Family Foundation.

The Adam and Gila Milstein Family Foundation is proud to sponsor this impactful organization.
The Mission of  The Adam and Gila Milstein Family Foundation  ("MFF") is to strengthen the State of Israel, the homeland of the Jewish People, and its special ties with the United States of America; and to ensure the special affinity to the State of Israel of the young and future Jewish generations.