On Sunday January 11, about three hundred members of Nashville’s Jewish Community gathered at The Temple on Harding Road to show their support for the State of Israel. The event preceded the “Proclaiming Justice For The Nations” rally held at Legislative Plaza. Rabbi Saul Strosberg who attended the rally said today that “The world needs to the know the hard facts regarding the situation in Gaza. This is not some third world massacre. This is an attempt to fight off terror and defend innocent life.” Rabbi Mark Schiftan of The Temple was not available for comment, however a spokesperson said both events were organized by Gordon Jewish Community Center, Executive Director Steve Edelstein and others to “bring attention to Israels side of the story”, a perspective not given by the traditional media”.