It was gorgeous. They came in droves to protest holocaust denier, nuked up Ahmadinejad's outrageous appearance at the UN.
Here in this video I ask the Headmaster of a Solomon Schecter Day School why she brought her students to the rally
Speakers at the rally included Foreign Minister Livni, Ambassador Bolton,
Governor Pataki, Nobel Laureate Elie Wiesel brought the crowd to a roar in support of freedom, democracy and Israel
There was a huge constituency of Christians united in support of Israel. Gd bless them, they are wonderful.
The children's signs said it most poignantly.
[Update: One of my readers writes me that this guy, Howie, organized a group to fly in and be at the protest.] I love great Americans!
There appeared to be little counter protest which was wonderful. My kids' school was in dire need of parental supervision so I left early to escort 50 kids (actually 46) through the throng of good and kind souls. Any other bloggers whp attended this event, feel free to leave your links in the comment section........... the world should know we will not be silent.
UPDATE: Israpundit has the updated version of remrks made here
And One Jerusalem.Org has great video of the speeches.
And The New York Sun is one of the rare truth tellers that covered the event here. The news black out is hopeless. The mainstream media continues to abandon its role to inform the public.
As world leaders convened for the second day of the United Nations General Assembly, tens of thousands of supporters of Israel gathered across the street from United Nations headquarters to protest President Ahmadinejad of Iran and to call for the unconditional release of the Israeli soldiers kidnapped on July 12. The international and national leaders who stepped up to the podium also challenged the United Nations to take preventative action against the Iranian leader who threatens the Jewish people with genocide.
The National Solidarity Rally, sponsored by the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations and the Jewish Community Relations Council, sent a message of solidarity with Israel and support for the war against global terrorism and its state sponsors.
"This is a message to the leaders of the world that we reject Ahmadinejad and his message of hate and the immorality he represents," the executive vice chairman of the Conference of Presidents, Malcolm Hoenlein, said.
Speakers at the rally included Foreign Minister Livni, Ambassador Bolton, Governor Pataki, Nobel Laureate Elie Wiesel, and Professor Alan Dershowitz.
"We stand united today against the terrorist and the hostage takers. We say to them terror will not defeat us," Ms. Livni said. "We will not rest until the Israeli hostages, our sons, come home to the embrace of a loving nation."
The wife of kidnapped soldier Ehud Goldwasser, Karni Goldwasser, demanded of the United Nations, "Stop talking and start to act," to bring her husband back home.
Mr. Wiesel chastised the United Nations for welcoming Mr. Ahmadinejad to the General Assembly at all. "A man who brings shame to the world has no place anywhere. He must be excluded from all groups of international nations," he said.