HINDUS JOIN PRO ISRAEL RALLY IN USA.
Date: 05 Jan 2009
2000+ Pro-Israel Attendants to Rally Today
January 4, 2009
reported by Bob Kunst
Gurcharan Narang, originally from India, came to show his support of Israel even though he does not share the same religion. He believes that there should be peace regardless of religion. Approximately 2,000 supporters of Israel came out to show their support next to the Holocaust Memorial on Meridian Avenue in Miami prior to a heated protest at Bayfront Park on Biscayne Blvd in Miami. On opposite sides of the street, pro-Israel and pro-Palestine supporters exchanged words against each other's views.
We had 2000+ at our rally today and the Hamas gang didn’t show up, the cowards that they are. They were afraid of our numbers and instead 150 of them went to the Israeli Consulate in Miami and are there now and there are nearly 300 of us there protesting them and media at both places. A CHABAD BUS HAS BEEN GOING AROUND AN AROUND THE HAMAS GANG. At least 15 police here and we had 40 on Miami BEACH. One wearing a tallit was arrested and possibly several Hamas. Need to verify.
This was/is very powerful. We were the largest pro-Israel turnout in the world and without the Church support we could have had if we had done it later, while we had to accomodate for the Dolphin Playoffs. What a fantastic scene it was today. While the DOLPHINS LOST 27-9, we are already planning the next rally in Broward County for next Sunday at 2P.M. and will notify you the location.
We already made international news with Shalom Israel Radio and the Christian Wiley Drake Show at the beginning of the rally. Also, was interviewed by WIOD Radio, Ch. 10 which actually broadcast live from the event, twice, and Ch. 7, 23, and others. Miami Herald and AP were there, plus photos, also Sun Sentinel photos. and ABC Radio.
We had a motorcycle contingent with Israeli and American flags. We had Holocaust Survivors of S. Fla. with a bus from Broward County. We had at least 6 major rabbis, including Rabbi Korf of Lubavitch, Rabbi Webberman, Rabbi Andrew Jacobs from Broward and one minister,.The Mayor of Miami Beach, Matti Bower also spoke with us and there was such a great mix, including the head of the Hispanic Coalition, Israel Defense Force supporters.a representative of a synogague in NY, and this was just on our loud speaker. We haven’t gotten all the names and people from the other speaker, but someone expelled from Gush Katif, Joyce Kaufman and I also spoke there. There were also folks from India giving us suppot and we supported them on the Mumbai terrorist crisis last month.
Young and old together and two folks fainted in the sun and were carried out by EMT.
People were singing Hatikva and Am Yisroel Chai and dancing and marching and praying for Israel and America and the IDF and holding very many signs and we got 1000 cars to take our “Protect and Defend Israel and America” bumper stickers to keep this visibility and momentum ongoing.
The parking lot at Miami Beach High School was totally full for us.
What a thrill to be around thousands of like-minded activists and me running around with one call after another and doing media and speaking to so many folks and on both bull horns and totally exhausted but very happy for this wonderful event on a critical moment in our history and to be blessed with this opportunity to reach the masses who will get our messages to stop the terrorists and to support Israel and America uniting to stop the terrorists.
Imagine two rallies going on simultaneously, with bull horns to accomodate the crowds and on our side standing on a chair to get to everyone and then we got very many e-mail and contact numbers for the next rally and took lots of photos and video which we’ll have to put together to get out.
What a great crowd and even without a stage and loud speaker system, we couldn’t affort, the event was terrific and we were there to support the Israeli people and the Israel Defense Force to destroy Hamas and stop this terrorism once and for all and to also make a statement for Obama, which is not to back away from Israel or appease the terrorists, who were the same people dancing in the streets after ‘9/11′, and who also voted in Hamas to do its 10,000 rockets and are now suffering the consequences.
Approximately 2,000 supporters of Israel came out to show their support next to the Holocaust Memorial on Meridian Avenue in Miami prior to aa heated protest at Bayfront Park on Biscayne Blvd in Miami. On opposite sides of the street, pro-Israel and pro-Palestine supporters exchanged words against each other's views.
We assured the crowd that this was only the beginning and I want also to thank, Joyce Kaufman of WFTL who did a consistant plug for this effort on her radio show and so very many people who also helped.
There was a conspicuous absence of most of the politicians and some key organization heads, folks kept asking us about and we said they were notified, but chose to ignore standing up when we needed them the most, and also showing that they don’t represent us, and also telling people not to join with us.
There was a sea of flags and signs and banners and a very great energy and purpose right at the Holocaust Memorial, so that we don’t have another one and we remember that silence is what led to the first one and that will never happen again.
This was a momentous union of purpose from the grassroots making a huge and major statement and if we can do it, so can everyone else.
Please understand. With all the pro-Hamas rallies around the world, if Jews and supporters don’t show, that means that they don’t support Israel and Israel therefore must be in the wrong.
Everyone who was there, please write to us your experience that we can share and even without the stage, we had a very successful event and the next one will be even bigger. This is only the begining of our resistance we are going to do around the state, nation and world.
We did get film and photos which will be forthcoming.
Needless to say, we desperately need your donations to keep doing this. Please donate to www.defendjerusalem.net on paypal immediately or send to: “Defend Jerusalem”, P.O.Box 402263, Miami Beach, Fla. 33140.
Phille Neiman of Coconut Creek holds a sign that reads "Never Again". Approximately 2,000 supporters of Israel came out to show their support next to the Holocaust Memorial on Meridian Avenue in Miami prior to aa heated protest at Bayfront Park on Biscayne Blvd in Miami. On opposite sides of the street, pro-Israel and pro-Palestine supporters exchanged words against each other's views.
Yours in Shalom,
Pres., Shalom International