Sometimes, a simple act can make an enormous impact. At this time in the history of our people, there can be no greater demonstration of solidarity with the state of Israel than to show up and be counted at this year's Israeli Independence Festival on April 21, organizers say.
"This is the biggest support for Israel happening anywhere in the world, and if we cannot show we stand with Israel, who will?" asked Yoram Gutman, executive director of this year's event. "It is critical for people to come."
Haim Linder, former festival chairman, who now heads the event's security team, agreed, saying, "It is a boost for our brothers and sisters in Israel, because they will know about the event.