Rally for Israel

Posted on: January 12th, 2009 at 10:17 am by

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Yesterday morning, despite sub-freezing temperatures, thousands gathered outside the Israeli consulate on 42nd Street to show their solidarity for the Jewish state. Numerous state politicians and dignitaries – Governor David Paterson, Council Speaker Christine Quinn, Senator Chuck Schumer, Assemblyman Sheldon Silver – stopped by to recite powerful speeches, which echoed through the streets. The crowd eventually ballooned, closing traffic between Second and Third Avenues.

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Red was donned by all in attendance, symbolizing the red alerts issued when rockets are fired from Gaza.

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