Yale student Sahar Tartak recently appeared on ‘FOX & Friends First’ to address the rising anti-Israel sentiment amidst the conflict with Hamas, drawing parallels to the troubling events of the 1930s. Tartak highlighted the urgency of the situation, emphasizing the need to recognize the current state of affairs as reminiscent of a distressing historical period.
In a noteworthy display of solidarity, tens of thousands are set to convene in the nation’s capital for the “March for Israel.” The organizers anticipate an impressive turnout, estimating as many as 100,000 individuals gathering at the National Mall in Washington, D.C., from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. ET.
The motivation behind this march, spearheaded by a coalition of Jewish organizations, stems from the recent Oct. 7 terror attacks. These attacks, perpetuated by Hamas terrorists, resulted in the tragic loss of over 1,200 Israelis, primarily innocent civilians. In response, Israel declared war on Hamas, launching operations to rescue the 238 remaining hostages and eliminate the terrorist group.
However, the conflict has had devastating consequences, with thousands of Palestinian civilians losing their lives due to Hamas’s reprehensible tactics. The deliberate placement of military targets adjacent to civilian infrastructure such as schools, homes, and hospitals has led to this dire situation, as cited by both Israeli and U.S. officials.
Eric D. Fingerhut, the President and CEO of the Jewish Federations of North America, stressed the urgent need for support during these trying times. He emphasized the severity of the October attacks and Israel’s rightful quest to eradicate terrorism from its borders for the safety and security of its citizens.
William Daroff, CEO of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, emphasized the importance of sending a strong message of solidarity. He underscored the rejection of extreme anti-Israel rhetoric and the necessity of standing united for peace, justice, and freedom.
As the “March for Israel” approaches, the Metropolitan Police Department has assured the public of efforts to ensure safety and security during the event. Authorities have stated no credible threats have been identified, though Mayor Muriel Bowser is deploying the National Guard to assist the police force.
This significant event follows the recent gathering of pro-Palestinian demonstrators in Washington, D.C., on November 4th. The Palestinian Youth Movement’s local chapter cautioned against engaging with pro-Israel supporters, illustrating the polarizing sentiments surrounding the ongoing conflict.