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Exclusive: The Indian Community Joins The Unity March This Year

Following Israel’s war against Hamas in Gaza, there have been an increasing number of anti-Semitic incidents around the country, prompting Sunday’s Jewish community march. Israel’s ambassador to India, Naor Gilon, expressed his gratitude to the Indian diaspora for its support of the Jewish community.

Very affecting. I received it from a US-based friend. The Indian community participated in yesterday’s Unity March against Antisemitism in San Francisco to demonstrate its support for the Jewish community. Israel and India are two countries where Jews and Indians coexist,” Ambassador Gilon wrote in a post on X.

According to Fox’s KTU, the unity march started at Embarcadero Plaza and ended at City Hall. The goal of the march was to bring the Jewish community in Northern California and its allies together. This occurred while a study primarily performed following the Oct. 7 Hamas attack on Israel revealed that two-thirds of Jewish Americans felt less secure in late 2023 than they did a year earlier, according to a report by the Reuters news agency.

Last month, the lobbying organisation American Jewish Committee said that the poll was conducted using internet and phone interviews between October 5 and November 21. Rights organisations have observed an increase in Islamophobia, anti-Arab prejudice, and anti-Semitism in the US since Hamas’ strike on October 7, which led to Israel’s over 30,000-person death war in the Gaza Strip.

A little over half of Jewish Americans reported feeling less safe about US Jews than they did a year ago. Three percent felt that security for US Jews had improved, while about 34 percent stated it was the same as in 2022. According to the group, 1,528 Jews who were 18 years of age or older participated in the study.

As the “unity march” towards Jerusalem, its ultimate aim, approaches, the number of participants has increased to almost 15,000, according to the organisers.

A van positioned at the front of the rally is equipped with loudspeakers that the hostage families leading the march are using to address the large gathering.

The thousands of protestors along the roadway to Jerusalem will have a sombre soundtrack thanks to the song selections made by each relative in memory of their lost loved one.

The concept of generosity is the foundation of many Indian customs. Giving is not a novel idea in India; nearly every person who lives in this ancient country practices it regularly. The concept is to aid others in whatever way that one can, whether it is by offering food, shelter, resources, wealth, or anything else that can be useful to those in need.

Furthermore, this tradition has found numerous modern-day applications; it is not only a relic from the past. It becomes evident that giving has persisted in India despite all the turbulent periods the nation has experienced.

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