People from across the nation traveled to the ‘March for Israel’ in Washington DC.
The huge crowd demanded a return of hostages and condemned anti-Semitism.
The war has seen anti-Semitic incidents in the US soar by nearly 400%.
Long Islander Orna Neutra said her son Omer was born a month after the September 11 terror attacks and has just had his 21st birthday in captivity in Gaza.
‘As a descendent of holocaust survivors on both sides, he understood the importance of a strong Israel and joined the IDF… he was protecting people when he was taken by Hamas, and since then our lives have been turned upside down,’ the mother said.