Last week, on Yom HaShoah, we commemorated the memory of those lost in the Holocaust. Yesterday, on Yom Hazikaron, we remembered Israel’s fallen soldiers and victims of terror. And today, we celebrate Israel’s 71st birthday. Israel was built despite the Holocaust and it safeguards the Jewish people around the world.
We wish all of you a happy Yom Ha’atzmaut and ask that you join us in celebrating Israel’s phenomenal accomplishments and the strength of our pro-Israel community today and every day.
We hear the motto ‘Never Again’ echoed throughout the United States. Yet antisemitism is growing like a virus around the world. It continues to threaten our lives and the lives of our loved ones.
This hate against Jews has made its way into mainstream America and the halls of congress. It has manifested itself in New York Times cartoons—a chilling reminder of Nazi propaganda. And most recently, it stole the life of Lori Gilbert-Kaye during the Chabad of Poway terrorist attack.
When we say Never Again, we need to act on it. It’s time to not only to speak out against it, but to stand up and combat this age-old hatred. We must use new strategies to target antisemitism at its source. We must launch an offense to deter this hate. The time is now to stand up, speak out, and act to effectively combat antisemitism.
This month, our newsletter includes a video, F-15 Eagles Over Auschwitz, that shows why a strong Israel is critical to the safety of the Jewish people.
We feature Adam's latest op-ed in The Jerusalem Post, where he defines Islamophobia as the 21
century weapon to silence our freedom of speech and vows to continue to take a stand and speak out against radical Islam and other extremist movements that threaten our way of life.
And finally, we share with you the mission of our featured organization, the MERONA Leadership Foundation, which funds pro-Israel initiatives including The Impact Forum—a Los Angeles-based network of pro-Israel philanthropists supporting small organizations that make a huge impact.
With sincere love and admiration for the State of Israel and the Jewish people,
Gila and Adam Milstein