Adam Milstein Is Concerned About Brain Drain In Israel

Adam Milstein is a proud native of the country of Israel. He moved his family to the United States in the early 1980s. Following his departure from Israel, he attended the University of California, in Los Angeles, for his MBA degree. When Adam Milstein moved to the United States, he already had a four-year degree from Technion—Israeli Institute of Technology. Adam Milstein started his career as a sales associate for a real estate firm called Hager Pacific Properties. He stayed with Hager Pacific Properties for many years and ascended to the position of managing partner.

Adam Milstein is an outspoken person who discusses the issues of Israelis and Jewish people. One serious contemporary issue that is currently on his mind is the fact that young Israelis are moving away from Israel in droves. This is not a good thing. It just so happens that the most educated, secular people—the most useful individuals in Israeli society—are the ones who are leaving in the largest numbers. Meanwhile, the percentage of Ultra-Orthodox people in Israel is projected to quadruple by the year 2065. Ultra-Orthodox people currently make up about 12% of the Israeli population. The thing about Ultra-Orthodox people is that they are consumed by religion to an extent that is not compatible enough with living in the modern world. The Ultra-Orthodox people send their children to state-funded schools that hardly teach important subjects such as English, science and math. If Israeli society shifts to being very religion-oriented and conservative, the people and their children will be less able to compete in the modern world. Already, more liberal and secular Israelis feel uncomfortable with the conservative, religion-oriented turn that they see Israel taking.

There is also a gigantic problem with the fact that it is too expensive to live in Israel. Tel Aviv is currently more expensive than the most expensive cities in America. This is the reason why many young, educated, hopeful Israelis are becoming American citizens as fast as possible. They see America as a place where there are opportunities to own land and not have to live from paycheck to paycheck.