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Thousands attend Times Square rally in solidarity with Israel amid rocket fire

Jacob Magid is The Times of Israel's US correspondent based in New York

Thousands attend a rally in solidarity with Israel in New York's Times Square on May 12, 2021. (Shahar Azran)
Thousands attend a rally in solidarity with Israel in New York's Times Square on May 12, 2021. (Shahar Azran)

NEW YORK — Thousands of pro-Israel New Yorkers packed into Times Square earlier this evening for a rally in solidarity with the Jewish state amid days of rocket fire from Gaza.

The rally was put together by the Israel American Council, which organized similar demonstrations in Boston, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Austin, Cleveland, Denver, Houston, Irvine, Las Vegas, Orlando, Philadelphia, Redwood City, Seattle, Scottsdale, St. Louis, Walnut Creek, Washington, DC and West Palm Beach.

“We need to be there for Israel, and for our brothers and sisters, who are under brutal attack by terror organizations,” says IAC Co-founder and CEO Shoham Nicolet at the New York rally.

The Times Square Rally came a day after thousands of pro-Palestinian demonstrators packed the streets of mid-town in a protest against the Israeli government’s bombing campaign in Gaza that was launched in response to Hamas rockets.

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