The road to hell is paved with good intentions – and often large egos. And that is why the No Fear rally in Washington, D.C. on Sunday was such an epic failure. Rather than inspire American Jews to fight antisemitism, it achieved the opposite result making us look weak, apathetic, and anything but united. The key problem: the inexperienced organizers refused to put aside their leftist ideology, work with people who knew how to organize successful rallies, accept advice from those in the know, and take all measures necessary to ensure the rally’s success.
As someone who has organized and spoken at rallies, I enthusiastically reached out to Elisha Wiesel and Melissa Landa to offer my assistance and expertise but their misplaced self-confidence led to a failed rally as they refused outside help. According to most reports including the Washington Post and those in attendance, there were “hundreds” who turned out – an embarrassment for their six to eight weeks of work.
I offered to assist in obtaining high quality speakers and suggested many including Mark Levin, Lindsay Graham, Ted Cruz, Ron DeSantis, and Brian Mast all of whom they rejected as being too “extreme” notwithstanding their unwavering support for all things Israel and the Jewish people…
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