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Hundreds from Baltimore Jewish community head to DC for rally

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Posted at 10:51 AM, Nov 14, 2023
and last updated 2023-11-14 18:15:15-05

Hundreds of members of the Baltimore Jewish community boarded buses Tuesday morning ahead of a planned rally in support of Israel in Washington DC.

"I think it's really special to be with all of these people that are going to be there today," said Aileen Bormel before the buses left this morning.

The March for Israel rally began at 1 p.m. in the nation's capital drew thousands from around the country.

"Basically, we're not just a few people. There's thousands of us, hopefully a hundred or more there today all standing behind this cause," said Richard Livingston of Pikesville.

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Baltimore Stands with Israel signs at the location for the bus departure for DC rally.

The rally was put together in partnership with the Jewish Federations of North America, of which the Associated is a part of.

Leaders of both the Republican and Democratic parties spoke, as well as actor Debra Messing, activist Natan Sharansky and others.

The crowd chanted "bring them home" referring to the hostages, and "no ceasefire."

Ishay Ribo, a popular Israeli singer, and the Maccabeats, both performed.

Hundreds of people from the Baltimore Jewish community joined more than a 100,000 people in DC on Tuesday, November 14, 2023 to stand in solidarity with Israel.