Hundreds have signed up for the free buses to Washington, DC to attend the massive March for Israel this Tuesday, November 14 at 1 PM.
Amid rising antisemitism and a significant increase in anti-Israel sentiment throughout the United States and around the world, national Jewish organizations announced a “March for Israel” that is scheduled for Nov. 14, at 1 p.m., on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.
The collaborative effort, which is being spearheaded by Jewish Federations of North America and Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, will bring together Americans from all walks of life to stand publicly and proudly in support of Israel. The event will focus on showing solidarity with Israel, demanding the immediate release of the hostages being held by Hamas and condemning the rise in antisemitic violence and harassment.
The event organizers are optimistic that the March for Israel will draw a huge crowd to the nation’s capital, estimating over 100,000.
A group of local activists, led by Zalmy Cohen, have procured free buses from New York to attend the event, and hundreds have already signed up.
“It is so important for the Jewish community in America to show a united front,” Cohen told COLlive. “We must show the American government in Washington that we support what they are doing to assist and support Israel during this war. We must also show our brothers and sisters in Eretz Yisrael that a huge crowd has turned out in support of them during this challenging time,” he said.
Cohen notes that attending the Solidarity March has been endorsed by the Badatz of Crown Heights, who has released a letter yesterday encouraging the entire community to attend.
“If you are available to join us, we ask that you complete a brief form. This will enable the organizers to estimate the number of buses required. Please note that this does not constitute a reservation at this stage, but rather serves as a means to gauge demand,” Cohen said.