Israeli flags were seen at the historic Paris rally against terrorism. Photo: Anica Pommeray.
Dozens of leaders and heads of state from around the world descended on Paris on Sunday in solidarity with the French people after a week of bloody terror atrocities in the city.
Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority President Abbas were among those that marched alongside France’s President Hollande at a historic rally against terrorism that drew 1.5 million people, according to reports.
The silent protesters at the march waved French flags and held banners in honor of the victims of the massacre at Charlie Hebdo by an Islamist terrorist on Wednesday, and Jewish shoppers at a kosher supermarket on Friday, as well as the law enforcement officials who were killed in the attacks.
Israeli daily YNet News reported that an Elysee official quoted President Francois Hollande as telling his ministers: “Paris is today the capital of the world. Our entire country will rise up and show its best side.”
Before leaving for France on Sunday Netanyahu said “I am leaving for Paris to participate in the rally together with world leaders as part of a renewed struggle against Islamic terror, which threatens all of humanity, which I have urged for many years.”
“In the evening I will participate in a special rally with French President Francois Hollande and with the Jewish community in France,” he added. “I will say that every Jew who wants to immigrate to Israel will be welcomed here with open arms.”
Watch a live feed of the rally below:
Source:: The Algemeiner