Beverly Hills Rally For Israel – United Against Terrorism (5-23-21)

David Suissa writes:

When we reached Santa Monica Boulevard, across the street we saw an ocean of people waving large Israeli flags. We could hear music and chanting. There was a festival atmosphere. We were immersed in a whole different kind of noise.

I’m sure lots of people were there because they’re outraged and angry at the rise in antisemitism. But I didn’t feel any anger among the crowd. What I felt was more like solidarity, and what I saw were joyful faces.

Maybe it was the fact that so many people were gathered around a common cause that made them feel safe and put a smile on their faces. Maybe it was the cool Israeli music. Maybe it was the sparkling blue sky. Whatever it was, I felt a mood of celebration.

Perhaps people were celebrating the very fact that they are not alone; that plenty of other people feel the same way, feel the same love.

There may be lots of loud Jew-haters out there, but on this Sunday in Beverly Hills, not far from where Jews were assaulted recently at a sushi restaurant, Jews came out to make their own statement: We’re proud to be Jews, we stand with Israel against terrorism, we stand against the evil of antisemitism, and we aren’t going anywhere.

Deep down, they came to express love, a love for a cause they cherish and believe in. That noise of love needs to drown out the noise of hate.

https://www.foxla.com/video/936281
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2021/05/23/photos-hundreds-rally-for-israel-in-beverly-hills-los-angeles/

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https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2021-05-19/l-a-sushi-restaurant-attack-is-being-investigated-as-an-antisemitic-hate-crime

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https://patch.com/california/beverlyhills/pro-israel-rally-draws-2000-people-beverly-hills
https://abc7.com/antisemitism-rally-jewish-israel-palestine/10685474/

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https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9611923/From-Beverly-Hills-Ground-Zero-Pro-Israel-Palestinian-rallies-remain-largely-peaceful.html

About Luke Ford

I've written five books (see Amazon.com). My work has been noted in the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and 60 Minutes. I teach Alexander Technique in Beverly Hills (Alexander90210.com).
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