YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN)- Tens of thousands gathered in the nation’s capital Tuesday, showing their support for Israel in its war with terrorists.
Members of the Youngstown Jewish Federation participated.
Organizers say it is an opportunity for all Americans to come together in solidarity with the people of Israel.
The march started at 1 p.m. The Jewish Federations of North America say they want to demonstrate their commitment to America’s ally in the Middle East and condemn the rising trend of anti-semitic violence.
“We are expressing our very support for the state of Israel for combatting this horrific uptick in anti-semitism we are seeing and for the immediate return of all the hostages that are being held,” said Attorney Bonnie Burdman, with the Youngstown Jewish Federation.
Andrew Lipkin, the CEO of the Youngstown Area Jewish Federation, said in a statement:
“Now’s the time to take a stand and make our voices heard. Hundreds of hostages captured by the Hamas are still missing. They can’t use their voices to speak out and demand freedom, but we can,” Lipkin said.
The rally and march were said to be the largest pro-Israeli event in the U.S. since terrorists attacked settlements in southern Israel on October 7.