Dear Friends of Israel:
Please come to the solidarity rally in support of Israel this coming . The rally will be from in front of the Federal Building in Los Angeles, at the intersection of Wilshire and Veteran. It is vitally important that we show our support for Israel in its struggle to defeat Hamas. We must demonstrate our steadfast solidarity with Israel and opposition to the Jew-hatred that is rising its ugly head around the world.
I was privileged to attend and invite people to the pro-Israel counter-demonstration two Sundays ago, on August 10. It was exciting and gratifying to see that the pro-Israel supporters greatly outnumbered the pro-Hamas demonstrators, with a ratio of more than 2-1. We were vocal and unabashed. There were many young people whose enthusiasm, energy and proud Zionism allowed us to drown out the anti-Israel crowd. We received support from numerous cars driving by, from the police, and even from a fire truck from the Los Angeles Fire Department.
Now it's our turn to seize the initiative. The pro-Israel side has obtained the permit and called the rally. It is vitally important we turn out it great numbers. I will be among the speakers that also include Rabbi David Wolpe of Sinai Temple, Roz Rothstein of Stand With Us, Rabbi Menacheim Weiss, Dr. Charles Asher Small. The extraordinarily talented artist Ari Lesser is flying to Los Angeles to perform, and Shay Silver will DJ and MC. This rally will attract substantial media attention, so it is important that it be successful.
Am Yisrael Chai.