(JTA) — Landmarks around the world turned to blue and white on Saturday in solidarity with Israel after Hamas attacked the country, leaving at least 700 Israelis dead and more than 2,000 wounded.
New York City announced that the Empire State Building would be illuminated for an hour Saturday night in solidarity with Israel.
Berlin’s Brandenberg Gate was also illuminated in the colors of Israel’s flag on Saturday as a small crowd of supporters gathered at the adjacent Pariser Platz. A larger pro-Israel rally took place at the site on Sunday. (Berlin was also the site of pro-Palestinian rallies on Saturday.)
The displays come as countries around the world denounced Hamas’ attack on civilians and expressed their support for Israel’s self-defense.