The Life and Times of a Jewish Warrior

Adam Milstein carries on proud family tradition as a Jewish warrior. His father, Hillel, came to Israel from Argentina when the State of Israel was established in 1948 and fought for Israeli independence as a combat sailor. His mother, Eva, came to Israel from Mexico a year later. Adam was born in Israel in the city of Haifa in 1952.

In 1971, Adam Milstein joined the Israel Defense Forces. Two years later, on the holiest of Jewish holy days, Yom Kippur, a coalition of military units from Egypt, Syria, and Iraq launched a surprise attack on the State of Israel. Arab military forces crossed the Suez Canal and advanced into the Sinai Peninsula and the Golan Heights. As the United States worked feverishly to resupply the Israelis, the Soviet Union mounted similar resupply efforts for the Arabs.

After three days, Israeli forces brought the Arab advance to a standstill and began an offensive aimed at pushing enemy forces back. The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) artillery began to fire on Damascus, Egypt. Egyptian President Sadat ordered Egyptian forces to counter-attack, but the Arab offensive was quickly repelled. The Israelis then crossed the Suez Canal into Egypt, inflicting massive casualties on the enemy.

Adam Milstein, following General Arial Sharon, was part of the IDF advance and the encirclement of the Egyptian Third Army. Milstein left the Israeli military soon after, but his need to serve and protect Israel stayed with him to this day. He married his wife Gila while earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Business from The Israel Institute of Technology (The Technion). The Milstein family then moved to American so that Adam could pursue business opportunities. While earning his MBA, Adam Milstein started working as a commercial real estate sales agent.

Due to his support of a plethora of Jewish organizations, including the Israeli-American Council (IAC), StandWithUs, Israel on Campus Coalition, Hasbara Fellowships, and AIPAC, Adam Milstein was voted one of the world’s 200 Most Influential Do-Gooders by the London-based digital publication Richtopia.