Thursday, January 8, 2009

Video from pro-Israel rally in Washington, DC - Jan 7, 2009

There was a good turnout and a positive atmosphere at this pro-Israel rally at the Sixth and I Historic Synagogue in Washington DC on January 7, 2009

Sallai Meridor, the Israeli ambassador to the United States, gave an impassioned speech and expressed his appreciation for the public show of support:

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Part 2:

Several Jewish and pro-Israel politicians gave short speeches. Here's a few minutes from Maryland Senator Ben Cardin, including a spontaneous chant of "NO MORE ROCKETS!" from the crowd:

It was heartening to see support from a local black politician, and even more heartening to see the mostly Jewish crowd embrace him. He is Isiah Leggett, the Executive of Montgomery County Maryland, just outside of DC:

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