On a sunny day in Washington, D.C. a massive crowd gathered on the National Mall for a “March for Israel” rally designed to counter recent pro-Palestinian demonstrations in London, Paris, and throughout the United States. Published reports pegged the number of attendees at approximately 290,000.
Organized by the Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA) and the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, the huge rally attracted government leaders and prominent pro-Israel activists.
Israeli President Isaac Herzog made a live virtual appearance at Tuesday’s event.
Speaking via satellite with the Western Wall behind him, Herzog stated: “Thank you to the hundreds of thousands who have gathered from all over the United States—all people of good will, friends from different communities, faiths and denominations—who have gathered today for this massive show of solidarity.”