Voight, who is nominated for an Emmy award this season for his role on Showtime’s Ray Donovan, told the large crowd that it seems anti-Semitism is very much alive.
“The Jewish people have been the scapegoat for a thousand years and today we find attacks on the Christian communities as well all over the world,” Voight said.
“To his credit, Prime Minister David Cameron called on the people of Britain to stand up against persecution of Christian and other religious groups wherever, whenever they can and should be unashamed in doing so, he said. Good for him.”
Voight said his heart goes out to the 32 Israeli soldiers who have lost their lives.
“May their souls find peace and understanding and their sacrifice will be remembered for eternity. May God bless Israel and America,” he concluded.
Representatives from the offices of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev) and Nevada Sen. Dean Heller (R) told the crowd the senators support Israel.
Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman, an independent, also delivered remarks at the rally.
“It’s absolutely appalling to me that we are standing here today again defending the state of Israel and their right to live, survive and be free,” Goodman said.
“While you’ve said it’s not about money, it’s always about money and the time will come when we will be asked to step to the plate and send dollars to protect the great state of Israel and everybody who has given their lives over hundreds of years to keep the Jewish people free and to take care of all of us,” she said.