Mayor Eric Garcetti and other city officials joined the consul general of Israel in Los Angeles to express the support for Israel’s right to defend itself against Islamic terror group Hamas.
Southland Jewish and Muslim groups were set Friday to hold competing rallies to call for an end to the conflict between Israel and Hamas militants.
A number of Los Angeles residents may have more at stake than most may expect in the recent escalation in the crisis in Israel.
As clashes in Gaza continue to escalate, the State Department has issued a warning for Americans to avoid traveling to the region.
Wilshire Boulevard reopened Monday after an officer-involved shooting at a pro-Israeli rally closed it down overnight for a investigation.
The rally was taking place in front of the Federal Building with more than 2,000 participants.