Bellevue Rally Shows Love for Israel
Nearly 300 lovers of Israel converged on the busy corner of NE 8th St and Bellevue Way in Bellevue, WA this afternoon and The Mike Report was there.
Shoppers in the retail heart of Bellevue were pleasantly surprised this afternoon to find all four corners of the intersection bordering Bellevue square flooded with a buoyant mob of Israel supporters. Israeli and American flags fluttered in the warm breeze as signs declaring “Israel wants Peace!” , “We stand with Israel and “Free Gaza from Hamas” were held aloft facing the busy intersection. As motorists honked their approval several passers by joined the sidewalk celebration of the Jewish state.
Participants represented the entire spectrum of the pro-Israel community, while mostly Jewish with many Israelis present, there were several Christian supporters of Israel enthusiastically joining in. With Seattle’s one and only outdoor rally for Israel having occurred almost two weeks earlier, the sentiment of virtually every person we spoke with was that they felt an urgent need to show support for Israel in a public tangible way.
Today’s Rally in Bellevue was organized by an informal coalition of Israel supporters with logistical assistance provided by Rob Jacobs of StandWithUs and was not widely publicized.
Please enjoy these photos of today’s very public, unqualified, unequivocal, pluralistic show of love for the Jewish State. To our brothers and sisters in Israel, please know that the Puget Sound Region loves you and stands with you in this difficult time.