WASHINGTON, DC: Jewish actress Debra Messing took center stage at the “March for Israel” rally in Washington on Tuesday, November 14, speaking to a massive crowd of nearly 300,000 supporters.
Amid challenges and an outpouring of hatred, Messing delivered a powerful message of unity and hope, emphasizing the strength found in solidarity.
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Debra Messing (Getty Images)
Debra Messing’s emotional take on the March for Israel rally
As the actress began her speech, “Debra, we love you!” » rang through the audience and set the tone for his passionate dialogue.
“I know you’re hurting. I know you’re scared. I know you feel alone and abandoned by people you thought were your friends. I know you feel misunderstood and slandered,” she said. “I know because I do too.”
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Today, approximately 300,000 people marched peacefully in Washington DC in support of Israel and the Israeli people, and against anti-Semitism.
No one was attacked. Nothing was vandalized. Someone hid his face. Lots of American flags. A stark contrast with the pro-Hamas demonstrators.… pic.twitter.com/AhQ6GAXKN7
— Jitender Chaudhary (@JituChaudhary25) November 15, 2023
Despite the challenges, Messing encouraged “as we look at each of us today, also know that we are not alone because we are each other.”
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Describing the current situation as a trying time, Messing noted that “a tsunami of hatred has descended upon us, followed by deafening silence. We see clearly now. We see naked, virulent hatred of Jews disguised as a noble call for liberation. And we reject it.
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Messing recently starred as himself in Billy Eichner’s critically acclaimed LGBTQ romantic comedy, “Bros.” She is all set to appear with Robert De Niro in “Alto Knights”, an upcoming American gangster film directed by Barry Levinson and written by Nicholas Pileggi. The film stars Robert De Niro in the dual roles of 1950s mob bosses Vito Genovese and Frank Costello.
Debra Messing (Getty Images)
Referring to the tragic death of pro-Israel rally attendee Paul Kessler, Messing asked: “What does defending Israel in response to a terrorist attack have to do with an elderly Jewish man killed in California for waved an Israeli flag?
She said: “It’s madness. It’s terrorism. But we will win. We always have. We are strong, resilient and dedicated. And we won’t get lost. We will worry for our global Jewish family and we will also suffer for the innocent Palestinians used as human shields by Hamas. We will work to eviscerate Hamas and also pray for a free and prosperous Gaza.
Debra Messing calls for global solidarity for hostage release
Messing expressed concern for both the global Jewish family and the innocent Palestinians caught in the crossfire.
“We will remember and work for the release of the 240 hostages as well as for the safety of the 2.2 million Gazans also held hostage by Hamas. We will pray for the IDF’s success in a war that Israel did not start and did not want, but a war that Israel will win… because we must,” she said.
With chants of “Bring them home!” » Echoing from the crowd, Messing called for continued efforts to ensure the safety of those held hostage and expressed solidarity with the affected families.
“It has been 38 days since the 240 hostages were taken. Mothers, brothers, babies, grandmothers… we cannot allow the world to move forward. We must not rest until these families are healed. We have a number of them with us today. In solidarity with them. I would like to ask you to hold up your signs, their faces, for a moment of silence.
Internet users divided by Debra Messing’s opinion on the ‘March for Israel’
One user tweeted: “Not a fan. But she gets a pass for that.”
Another added: “Ironic. The insane liberalism she defends has led to this rise in anti-Semitism.”
A third tweeted: “Great liberal Debra Messing is part of the problem. She supports them all until it hits her doorstep.”
“So happy to see you supporting our Jewish population!” read a tweet. “This rally highlighted those who support atrocities in Gaza,” one user said.
Not a fan. But she gets a pass for that
– FLANJNY (@flanjny215) November 14, 2023
Ironic. The insane liberalism she defends has led to this rise in anti-Semitism.
— Conservative Mom (@oneofthe49) November 14, 2023
Debra Messing, a major liberal, is part of the problem. She supports them all until they arrive at her door
— CindylovesSam (@Sammyfifield) November 14, 2023
I’m so happy to see you supporting our Jewish population!
– Les Beas (@Calmenergie) November 14, 2023
This rally highlighted those who support atrocities in Gaza
— Joe (@btown_joe) November 14, 2023
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