On Tuesday at Washington D.C.’s mall, tens of thousands of people voiced their support for Israel amid its war with Hamas.
According to NBC News, close to 300,000 people gathered for the March of Israel rally as they condemned Hamas for their terrorist attack on Israel on Oct. 7 and called for the release of the hostages.
“Today we come together, as a family, one big mishpacha, to march for Israel. To march for the babies, the boys and girls, women and men viciously held hostage by Hamas,” President Isaac Herzog told the crowd, The Times of Israel reports.
“To march for the right of every Jew to live proudly and safely in America, in Israel, and around the world. Above all, we come together to march for good over evil, for human morality over blood thirst. We march for light over darkness,” he said.
“Eighty years ago, Jews came out of Auschwitz and vowed ‘Never Again.’ As the blue and white flag was hoisted over our ancient homeland, we vowed ‘Never Again.’ Forty days ago, a terrorist army invaded the sovereign State of Israel and butchered hundreds upon hundreds of Israelis in the largest massacre since the Holocaust. Let us cry out together: Never Again. Never Again is now,” he said.
Tuesday’s rally comes in the sixth week of the Israel-Hamas war. Meanwhile, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has remained reluctant amid calls for a cease-fire.
Herzog also commended President Joe Biden for the “moral clarity and bold actions of our American allies.”
“Once again in Jewish history, we demand: Let our people go. While our loved ones are held captive in Gaza, and our soldiers are fighting for our beloved Israel – Jews all over the world are assaulted for being Jewish. The hatred, the lies, the brutality, the disgraceful outburst of ancient antisemitism are an embarrassment to all civilized people and nations.”
“Jews in America must be safe. Jews all over the world must be safe,” Herzog added.
In addition to attendees, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Democratic Leader Hakeem Jefferies joined Republicans, such as House Speaker Mike Johnson and Sen. Joni Ernst of Iowa. Joining hands with Schumer, they chanted, “We stand with Israel.”
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