A rally in support of world Jewry and the marchers in New York City against the rise of anti-Semitism was held in Jerusalem on Sunday.
“The event in Jerusalem is intended to send a message of support from Israel to Diaspora Jewry in light of the sharp surge in anti-Semitic events in the world and the recent severe anti-Semitic incidents in Monsey, Brooklyn and New Jersey,” the organizers said, according to Israel National News.
The event is hosted by the Jewish Agency, the World Zionist Organization and the Anti-Defamation League (ADL).
The Israeli display of solidarity will be held in parallel of a huge march set to take place in Brooklyn, initiated by the United Jewish Appeal (UJA) Federation of New York, under the title “No Hate. No Fear.”
New York has recently been plagued by a series of anti-Semitic attacks, with the latest horrific episode of a stabbing spree at a New York rabbi`s suburban home during Hanukkah.
The 37-year-old attacker Grafton Thomas is accused of five counts of attempted murder after leaving five people wounded.
In early December, three civilians were killed in a Jersey City shooting by two followers of the Black Hebrew Israelites religious movement. Authorities said the attack was specifically aimed at the JC Kosher Supermarket and had later found that one of the attackers published anti-Semitic and anti-police posts online.