The Legacy of Alastair Borthwick

A native of Rutherglen, Scotland, Alastair Borthwick built an amazing career in journalism and broadcasting. Borthwick lived most of his live in the town of Glasgow where he eventually attened Glasgow High School. Soon after high school Borthwick’s long career in journalism began.

Alastair Borthwick’s first job was with the Glasgow Weekly Herald, the local town newspaper. During this time Borthwick began writing on a variety of topics and discovered his interest in the outdoors. During this time he discovered rock climbing which had a growing popularity in the area. More and more people in the middle class were participating in this activity. These experiences lead to Borthwick eventually writing a book titled Always a Little Further in 1939. The book was very successful and has been in print for nearly eighty years.

Alastair Borthwick spent many years serving his country. During World War II he was a member of British Army units including groups in Sicily, Europe and North Africa. Borthwick served as a Battalion Intelligence Officer. He would eventually reach the rank of captain. Perhaps his biggest accomplishment was leading nearly six hundred men in secret behind enemy German soldiers.

Borthwick’s experiences during war provided inspiration for more writing. His second book was titled Sans Peur. This highly acclaimed second book was an account of the history of his group during the war. What made it so unique was that it was written from the perspective of someone who was on the front line. The book has been in publication for many years.

After serving his country, Alastair Borthwick turned his attention to other talents. He spent a lot of time working in tv and radio production. During this time Borthwick produced more than one hundred and fifty thirty minute programs on a variety of topics including inventors, Scottish soldiers and the Second World War. Borthwick’s work is still relevant today. He lost his wife Anne in June of 2003. Alastair Borthwick passed away later that year.


Born in Haifa, Israel, Adam Milstein, the son of Hillel and Eva Milstein both immigrants from Argentina 1948 and Mexico 1949 respectively. He was the first son among three siblings. He joined Israeli Defense Forces in 1971, and 1973 served the Yom Kippur War. After the mandatory service, he joined the Technion, Israeli Institute of Technology graduating Cum Laude in 1978 with a B.S. degree in Business and Economics. He joined his father while in his higher education years to expand their real estate development and construction business.

Adam Milstein got married in Haifa in 1974 to Gila Elgrably and moved to the U.S. in 1981 with their two daughters and the third being born after their move. He received his MBA degree from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles later serving as a sales agent in the commercial real estate. He is currently the co-founding partner of Israeli –American Council and is also the chairperson of its countrywide expansion. He as well holds a seat in various organizations such as StandWithUs, Hasbara Fellowships, Birthright Israel, Stand By Me, AIPAC (American Israel Public Affairs Committee), Jewish Founders Network.

Both Adam Milstein with his wife are the co-founders of The Sifriyat Pijama B’America which issues free books each month written in Hebrew, educating Jewish principles to over 70 Israeli-Jewish-American families living in the U.S.

In a recent article, he states that North America joined Europe which sprouts up a growing alliance between radical leftists and radical Muslims. The radical Muslims execute gays, step on human and minority rights.

Adam Milstein further illustrates how the radical Muslims’ focus on the destruction and delegitimization of Israel which is the historic land of the Jews, fanning the flames of the anti-Semitic. By building of these collaborations, they seek the destruction of Western values of tolerance, democracy, and freedom which are the solid principles of Israel, the sole democracy in the Middle East as well as of America. Adam Milstein sums up his article by stating that the growth of the alliance threatens both life in America and also future of the Jews all over the world.