The World: Israel's American Supporters

They came from all over the East Coast—as far north as Maine and as far south as Georgia. They spoke in a dozen American and countless foreign accents. Crowding into New York's Dag Hammarskjöld Plaza across from the United Nations, they overflowed into side streets and onto the avenues in a huge protest demonstration involving at least 65,000 people. Their message: an increasingly isolated Israel must be saved.

The rally had originally been timed to coincide with the arrival at the U.N. of representatives from the Palestine Liberation Organization, the ostensible target of the protest. In fact, there was...

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