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Am Israel Chai: San Jose Israel Solidarity Rally Recap

Posted by challahbackgirl on January 11, 2009

This afternoon, hundreds of supporters of Israel descended on the plaza outside the Santa Clara County Building. They waived their Israeli and American flags and held their posters high in a peaceful rally. Steve, the current president of the Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley summed it up well in his opening remarks “It’s as simple as shalom (peace) verse jihad.”

The program organized by the Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley in connection with many other organizations opened with the sounding of the sofar followed by the American National Anthem and Hatikva. Speech’s from the Federation President, Jacob F. a native to Silicon Valley who served in the IDF during the disengagement, Ro Khanna, chair of the DCCC Indo-American Committee, California State Assembly Member Ira Ruskin, Israeli Consul General Akiva Tor, and Rabbi Melanie Aron of Congregation Shir Hadash followed. The rally concluded with the  singing of Am Israel Chai (the Nation of Israel is Alive).

Ro Khanna, chair of the DCCC Indo-American Committee:

California State Assembly Member Ira Ruskin:

Israeli Consul General Akiva Tor:

See more pictures, or the videos below.

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3 Responses to “Am Israel Chai: San Jose Israel Solidarity Rally Recap”

  1. Oyster said

    Wow, excellent coverage of the event! 🙂

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