Solidarity Rally for Israel

This afternoon, July 13, 2014, the Los Angeles Jewish community and pro-Israel people stood together is a solidarity rally for Israel in front of the Federal building.

The crowd along the street in front of the Federal
The crowd along the street in front of the Federal

The rally was organized by StandWithUs [to stand with Israel] organization. They, mostly Israelis living in the USA, showed up on hundreds, waving Israeli flags, some carrying all sort of slogans on plaques; they sang Israeli songs and shouted pro-Israel slogans and listened to many pro-Israel pep-up speeches.

What was lacking was the American Jews, in significant numbers and the rabbis. WHY are they shying away from supporting Israel one wonders?

Across from the rally stood some Arabs waving a “Palestine” state flag and plaques with ‘Nakba’ and ‘hudna’ written on them.

Arabs counter protest across the street
Arabs counter protest across the street

The police watched in large numbers, the crowd was excited but peaceful and two hours of solidarity with Israel is a good way to spend a Sunday afternoon soaked with sun.

The police keeping a watchful eye
The police keeping a watchful eye

Am Yisrael Chai.

Hamas Vs Israel NO moral equivalence
Hamas Vs Israel NO moral equivalence
Slogan raised above the crowd
Slogan raised above the crowd
blowing the Shofar
blowing the Shofar
Roz Rothstein head of StandWithUs
Roz Rothstein head of StandWithUs
Singing Hatikvah
Singing Hatikvah
Supporting Israel
Supporting Israel
The crowd along the street in front of the Federal
The crowd along the street in front of the Federal
About the Author
Nurit is an advocate for Jews, Israel, the United States and the Free World in general and sees Israel and the United States, equally, as the last two forts of true democratic freedom. Since 2006, she has been writing about events in these two countries. From Southern California, Nurit believes that if you stand for nothing, you will fall for anything.
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