Nearly 300,000 people gathered in Washington, D.C. to march for Israel on Tuesday afternoon in a powerful display of unity.
The “March for Israel” demonstration was organized by a coalition of Jewish organizations and was intended to denounce the rising antisemitism seen across the country as the war between Israel and Hamas has continued for over a month.
Thank you to each and every one of our Jewish and non-Jewish brothers, sisters and allies.— Israel ישראל 🇮🇱 (@Israel) November 14, 2023
Your support during this difficult time means everything to us and we feel your love always, but especially today 🇮🇱💙.
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Organizers expected over 100,000 people to turn out, but reports say an estimated 290,000 people ultimately attended the rally to show solidarity for the Jewish state. Congressional leaders of both parties joined in the rally on the National Mall, rising above politics in a show of bipartisan stability for America’s ally.
“Shalom!” cried House Democratic Leader Jeffries "We must also decisively address the cancer of anti-Semitism with the fierce urgency of now. An attack on any of us is an attack on all of us."
Congressional leaders in both parties, both chambers address #MarchForIsrael ...— Howard Mortman (@HowardMortman) November 14, 2023
House Democratic Leader Jeffries: "We must also decisively address the cancer of anti-Semitism with the fierce urgency of now. An attack on any of us is an attack on all of us." pic.twitter.com/gi7ueMwY5p
“The calls for a ceasefire are outrageous,” declared Speaker of the House Mike Johnson, sparking the chant, “No ceasefire!”
Other members of the Congress joined in the rally on the National Mall, including Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and Sens. John Fetterman and Joni Ernst.
Mayor Muriel Bowser deployed the National Guard to assist the police with heightened security. Tuesday's event comes after thousands of pro-Palestinian demonstrators protested in Washington, D.C., on Nov. 4.
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