A global series of simultaneous pro-Israel rallies are planned for Purim night.
The solidarity rallies on March 20 will be presented live on the Internet by the sponsoring organization, One Family Fund, which supports victims of terrorism. A Web site (www.together4israel.org) created for the event will allow the public to participate.
Alan Dershowitz, the well-known American lawyer, and Irwin Cotler, a member of the Canadian Parliament and a human rights expert, will begin the event from Sderot with residents of the rocket-plagued town.
“The world needs to know that Jews everywhere support Israel’s right to defend itself,” Dershowitz said. “We’re starting in Sderot because the people there live under a constant barrage of Kassam rockets, but our message is that terror cannot be tolerated from anyone.”
The rally will then move to Jerusalem, where psalms will be read at the Western Wall. At the same time there will be a gathering in London followed by rallies in New York City at the Kehilat Jeshuran synagogue, in Los Angeles at the Simon Wiesenthal Center and finally in Australia.