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20,000 people hold largest ever pro-Israel rally in India

By Mason White 2:19 PM September 3, 2014
Pro-Israel rally in India 

By: Anav Silverman
A crowd of 20,000 people held the largest ever pro-Israel rally in India, the Tazpit News Agency reported.

The massive pro-Israel rally was held during Operation Protective Edge, with 20,000 Hindus, Sikhs and Buddhists united in carrying pro-Israel banners.

They marched through the streets of Kolkata, the capital of the Indian state of West Bengal. The event was described as the biggest pro-Israel, anti-terrorist rally in the region.

The event was organized by the political movement known as Hindu Samhati, a Hindu nationalist party. Community leaders at the protest spoke about Israel’s right to defend itself against Hamas.

“The destiny of both India and Israel as thriving democracies are intertwined. We both share the same values,” Tapan Ghosh, one of the rally organizers, said.