Today, Americans showed up! Americans stood up for Israel, to combat antisemitism, and for the hostages.
A massive crowd of over 290,000 people marched peacefully and empathically in-person for Israel and over 250,000 tuned in online.
Three relatives of hostages spoke movingly to a crowd that chanted “Bring Them Home.”
The bipartisan leaders of the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives made it clear that America stands with Israel. Both parties demonstrated a commitment to defeating Hamas.
College students, representing the future of the Jewish people, spoke proudly of their Judaism.
There were allies, entertainers, influencers, and many others who spoke movingly about Israel, the hostages, and their hope for the future.
Ambassador Deborah Lipstadt gave a stirring speech combating antisemitism.
The energy in the crowd was electric. The heartfelt commitment to Israel was so powerful — God Bless America and Hatikvah were both sung with energy and feeling.
Jewish Federations of North America’s Eric Fingerhut and William Daroff, CEO of Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, helped pull together a massive march in 10 days — with a clear call to action to keep up the fight.
And many more across the country — from bus drivers, to security personnel, to school administrators, to volunteers — helped make it possible.
The March for Israel was a moving, emphatic march with an unmistakable message: America stands with Israel.
Keep it going!
Get involved in your local community, bring the hostages home, and we will continue to stand strong with Israel.