Time to consider new ways to attract more people to Israel’s cause.
Editor and Publisher
To be clear: I have been a big booster of the Celebrate Israel parade, personally and professionally, for many years, and once again felt a real sense of pride on Sunday afternoon watching the waves of youngsters carrying banners and singing Hebrew songs as they marched up Fifth Avenue.
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Jewish Week Correspondent
The Annual Congressional Breakfast of the Jewish Community Relations Council of New York is normally a tranquil event with few, if any, surprises. A dozen or more members of Congress from both major parties, most from the city and others from nearby suburbs, parade before a packed room sounding much the same note on issues of Jewish concern, especially Israel and the threats facing her.
It wasn’t your usual pro-Israel rally Wednesday outside the United Nations.
That became apparent when Roz Rothstein, founder of the Israel advocacy group Stand With Us, shouted into the microphone, “Today we are all Israelis,” and a voice in the crowd yelled back, “Halleluiah.”