Adam Milstein Calls Out The Media On Bias

A lot has been made about today’s press and whether or not it can be trusted, and perhaps more so because of the battles President Trump has had with it. But Israeli-American businessman, philanthropist and author Adam Milstein also has had a few things to say about bias in the press. Part of what he mentioned in a recent Jerusalem Post article was that misinformation was disseminated by the Washington Post and New York Times on the protests along Israel’s border when the embassy was moved to Jerusalem earlier this year. Furthermore, they failed to cover the radical antisemitic actions of Adolf Hitler which Milstein mentions could have saved lives in the Holocaust. He calls for more accountability in the media because readers can be greatly affected if there are even a few omissions or misrepresentation of facts.

Adam Milstein is probably most dedicated to building a strong Jewish-American community where Israeli-Americans have a strong voice and are in constant connection with people back in Israel. Milstein was born in Israel and still travels back there frequently. He served in the Israeli Defense Forces during the 1970s including fighting under Ariel Sharon in the Yom Kippur War. Milstein married Gila Elgrably in the years after, and he later moved his family to the US to complete graduate school and begin his professional career. He would eventually build a real estate investment firm along with his partners David Hager and Robert Neal known as Hager Pacific Properties. The firm has a large amount of assets under management in five-star commercial and residential properties located in California, Texas, Illinois and Wisconsin.

Adam Milstein made philanthropy and activism a huge part of his activities in 2000 when he and Gila began their foundation. A program that has been long running at the foundation is Sifriyat Pijama B’America, a beginner’s guide to Hebrew. Adam Milstein also founded the Israeli-American Council and became Chairman in 2007, and through this organization he’s built a platform for Jews all over the world to take part in various support Israel activities. Groups the IAC partners with have included AIPAC, StandWithUs, Hillel Mason, Birthright Israel and Hasbara Fellowships.

A Presidential Pardon May Save Joe Arpaio after causing Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey’s Wrongful Arrest

Most presidential pardons in the United States usually face controversies from different people, and when president Trump pardoned Joe Arpaio, the situation wasn’t any different. Read more: Jim Larkin | Crunchbase and Michael Lacey | Crunchbase

Joe Arpaio was the harshest known Sheriff in Maricopa County in Arizona and was charged for his atrocious acts against Latinos. For more than ten years he has been accused of malpractices and corruption, but he always got away with it.

However, when two media personalities, Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey were wrongfully imprisoned following Arpaio’s directives, Arpaio’s heinous acts got more exposed to the public.

How it started

Larkin and Lacey were hauled from their homes in Arizona after Sheriff Joe Arpaio ordered Maricopa County Selective Enforcement Unit agents to arrest them for disclosing information about a grand-jury investigation.

The two were part of Village Voice Media newspaper and had published an article on the grand jury which was investigating them without their knowledge. The Sheriff was disappointed by their ongoing publications covering his antagonistic law enforcement strategies.

Since Arpaio started working as Sheriff, multiple cases have been filed against his department. However, most of these accusations were solved behind closed doors until 2011 when the lawsuits rose to the surface.

The case file exposed the doings of the Sheriff, and he was charged with violation of immigrants’ rights especially the Latinos. Despite facing all these allegations, Arpaio continued with his work in the office until the increased outcry from the public probed reporters to start paying more attention to the accusations.

This was when Larkin and Lacey started to publicize Arpaio’s notorious acts leading to their wrongful arrest and imprisonment. They were later released after 24 days, and they filed a case against the Sheriff which was settled for 3.7 million. Larkin and Lacey decided to use the settlement money to fund movements that fight the violation of rights against immigrants.

The presidential pardon

After the settlement in the court, the Sheriff was affected and thus was not re-elected as a Sheriff anymore. Also, he was charged in court with contempt during the Melendres Suit in years 2017. Luckily for him, he found favours with Trumps administration mainly because of his political experiences and was promised a presidential pardon.

However, Trump’s pardon on Arpaio has become a controversial debate in the country due to his known malpractices when in office. As more movement join hands to overcome abuse of power especially against the immigrants, it is possible that people might never support Arpaio’s agendas.