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Pro-America Rally Held Outside U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv

Rally aims to remind the U.S. that Israel stands with the American people
By Annie Lubin
First Publish: 10/2/2012, 5:59 PM

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A rally is now under way, Tuesday night, outside of the U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv, as Israelis attempt to express support and solidarity with the United States, amidst the growing sentiment that the U.S. is waning in its support of Israel and to contrast with the anti-American hatred being spewed in the Muslim world.

Organized by the student pro-Zionist organization Im Tirzu (If You Wish It -  Modern Zionism founder Theodore Herzl's famous saying about the possibility of a Jewish state, ed.) the pro-America rally aims to let the United States know that Israel is still America's strongest ally in the Middle East. 

"We wish to remind our friends in the US that there is only one country in the Middle East that shares the values of freedom and liberty; one country in the Middle East that the US can always count on for support," the group writes on its Facebook page. "Israel stands with the American people against those who would like to see the fall of Western values."

The rally was stirred by the many unfolding events of the past few weeks during which U.S. embassies were attacked throughout the Middle East and amid reports and criticism that the U.S. is lessening its support for Israel, especially in regards to the ongoing threat from Iran.