ZOA, Tea Party anti-Iran deal rally in D.C. features shofar blowing, Trump

News Brief

September 10, 2015

WASHINGTON (JTA) — Hundreds gathered outside the Capitol for a rally against the Iran nuclear deal featuring shofar blowing and presidential hopefuls Donald Trump and Ted Cruz.

Wednesday’s demonstration on the West Lawn was sponsored by the Tea Party Patriots and the Zionist Organization of America, an ardently pro-Israel group. Others on hand included conservative radio host Glenn Beck; Sarah Palin, the former Alaska governor and Republican vice presidential candidate; and “Duck Dynasty” star Phil Robertson.

Prior to the rally, about 300 people attended a nearby news conference conducted by a delegation of Orthodox rabbis calling for the defeat of the Iran deal.

Organized by the Orthodox Union Advocacy Center, the outdoor event was designed to be reminiscent of a march by rabbis in 1943 in support of American and Allied action to stop the destruction of European Jewry.

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