Jonathan Tobin: “No Fear” rally Against Anti-Semitism in Washington DC: Jewish Unity or Further Division?

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People attend the 'NO FEAR: Rally in Solidarity with the Jewish People' event in Washington, July 11, 2021. (AP Photo/ Susan Walsh)

WASHINGTON (VINnews) — On Sunday, July 11, there was an organized rally in Washington DC titled, “No Fear” to “raise awareness” about antisemitism. The event, organized by Elisha Weisel, brought together roughly 60 Jewish organizations. Groups from the right to the left like AJC, ADL, ZOA, and Stand With Us, as well as religious to the less religious, were represented.

The majority of speakers refused to acknowledge Palestinianist/Free Palestine/and ‘The Squad’ – inspired anti-semitism were responsible for the huge spike in anti-semitic attacks and vandalism. There were maybe 1 or 2 speakers willing to call out the Squad, but only if they could also criticize Republican Marjorie Taylor Greene. Only Meghan McCain deserves credit for speaking and not holding back.

What the rally perhaps showed is that we are a very divided people who can’t even do the bare minimum – that is to REFUSE to name Linda Sarsour, or Squad members as the main instigators of increased anti-semitism. One speaker, David Saperstein, felt he had to go as far as to say, “I oppose the occupation,” at this event.

The Biden Administration’s representative condemned ONLY white supremacist-inspired anti-semitism.

Today, Alan and Baila from the VINnews podcast ‘The Definitive Rap’ sat down with Award-winning Journalist, and JNS Senior Editor In Chief , Jonathan Tobin, to discuss this issue, as well as his recent column, ‘Are Jews really united against Antisemitism?’

Alan Skorski has been a political activist for almost 40 years. He authored 2 books; Pants on Fire: How Al Franken Lies, Smears, and Deceives and Israel Betrayed: How the Democrats, J Street, and Jewish Left Have Undermined Israel. He has appeared on Fox News, MSNBC, Newsmax, and C-Span.

Baila Sebrow is a journalist, inspirational international speaker, and 5TJT columnist who also hosted numerous radio and Cable TV shows, including Insight/Israel. She is the Founder and President of Neshoma Advocates, Inc., servicing children and families at-risk. Baila is also an acclaimed matchmaker and relationship coach, and president of Baila Sebrow Events, LLC. She has been been featured in various publications, including The New York Times.


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