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People attend the March for Israel rally on the National Mall in Washington

Nearly 300,000 Rally in Washington for Israel, Hostages’ Release

Nearly 300,000 people rallied in Washington on Tuesday, November 14, at the March for Israel, calling for the release of the hostages held by terrorists in Gaza and invoking the Holocaust while condemning Hamas’s October 7 onslaught with a cry of “Never Again.”

Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations CEO William Daroff said over 290,000 people attended the event, making it the largest pro-Israel gathering in US history. Buses and flights to the US capital were organized by local Jewish federations, schools, synagogues, Israeli expatriate groups, and Jewish community centers, while many more made their own way to the March for Israel.

Marchers held up signs that read “Our love is bigger than their hate,” “Either you stand with Israel or you stand with terrorism,” and “Free hostages, Support Israel, Combat Antisemitism.” The main rally was preceded by a student-led rally.

President Isaac Herzog addressed the rally by video link from the Western Wall in Jerusalem, demanding the return of the hostages held in Gaza, and declaring that “Never Again is Now.”

“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. 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. (TOI / VFI News)

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