Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Pro-Israel Rallies you DIDN'T Hear About

For Zion's sake will I not hold my peace, and for Jerusalem's sake I will not rest, until the righteousness thereof go forth as brightness, and the salvation thereof as a lamp that burneth.
Isaiah 62

Although pro-Israel Rallies popped up all over the United States attended by thousands there was scant news coverage by the main stream media. In stead most people were treated to a daily diet of anti-Israel "coverage"

Why you may ask? Simple the main stream liberal media doesn't support the only Democratic nation in the Middle East so covering these rallies in any significant way doesn't fit their agenda.

However, as a follower of Christ:

"The Bible commands us to pray for the peace of Jerusalem (Psalm 122:6), to speak out for Zion’s sake (Isaiah 62:1), to be watchmen on the walls of Jerusalem (Isaiah 62:6) and to bless the Jewish people (Genesis 12:3). These and so many other verses of the Bible that have one overriding message-- as Christians we have a Biblical obligation to defend Israel and the Jewish people in their time of need." Christians United for Israel

As a followers of Christ this is especially important now as the new President, B. Hussein Obama "does not truly support Israel despite what his canned speeches and essays may contain." American Thinker And FrontPage Magazine

Listed below are some the Pro-Israel Rallies you didn't hear about. If there is no link it is because despite searching, I could not find one news article. Information for these rallies were provided by Christians for Israel

Miami, FL
The Miami rally was held outside at the Holocaust Memorial in Miami with approximately 3,500-4,000 people in attendance. The Miami Herald

Tampa, FL
The Tampa rally was held at a local synagogue in the Tampa area with approximately 800 in attendance.

Sarasota, Fl
Tampa Bay Online About 1,200 people attended the meeting at Temple Beth Sholom in Sarasota. Organizers point out their membership is not exclusively Jewish, nor even their featured speakers. Loftus, former volunteer president of the Holocaust Museum in St. Petersburg, is an Irish Catholic.

Minneapolis, MN
Star-Tribune About 1,000 Minnesotans converged in St. Louis Park to express their opinions on the current conflict in Gaza.
Gov. Tim Pawlent said, "I'm glad to be a friend of Israel,'' to a raucous standing ovation.

And KARE 11 News The room (which typically seats 475) was standing room only to full capacity of 700 people and additional 200 people had to use the overflow area.

Las Vegas, NV - January 18, 2009
There were no seats to spare at the beautiful Beth Shalom synagogue as hundreds gathered to stand in solidarity with Israel. The rally and vigil was coordinated by the Jewish Federation of Las Vegas, in cooperation with 36 Jewish organizations. The presentation included speakers representing the Israeli Consulate's office, America Israel Public Affairs Committee, Hillel, and Christians United For Israel. Video messages from Senator Harry Reid and Congresswoman Shelly Berkeley offered encouraging words of strong support for Israel and the Jewish State's duty to protect her citizens.

Other pro-Israel Rallies held

Pro Israel Rally,Downtown Dallas, TX, 1/18/2009

Pro-Israel Rally Washington DC 1/6/09

Boston Pro Israel Rally: Dec. 30 - Shame, Shame, Hamas to Blame


RightMichigan.com said...

Thanks for highlighting these, Joan.

Solidarity! :)


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