by Prime News Agency, Moscow
Moscow, Russia.  More than 5000 people gathered on April 25 for a mass meeting-cum-concert in support of Israel. 
The action was sponsored by Russia's Jewish organizations.  Prominent politicians and famouns actors spoke at the meeting.  Among them were Valeriya Novodvorskaya, Konstantin Borovoj, Gennady Khazanov, Tamara Gverdtsitell,  Valery Syutkin and Maxim Leonidov.

Speakers were unanimous that the state of Israel is waging a war on terrorism and, by doing that, is defending the entire democratic world, and those who are trying to find excuses for terrorists or to cajole them do not understand that they could
soon fall prey to terrorists.

The action took place in front of the Moscow Chorale Synagogue.  Many participants in the meeting recalled that in the
1970-1980's Jews also used to come there, however, no one could then speak out in defense of Israel, the state, which at that
time was also practically alone in its fight against the "darkest forces of terror".
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