Rebecca Perkins of Bala Cynwyd just canceled her trip to Israel to celebrate a bat mitzvah next weekend.
Israeli, Palestinian Protesters Converge on Center City
By Sarah Glover
Supporters of both Israel and Palestine converged at Love Park to protest the crisis in the mideast. NBC10's Keith Jones spoke to people on both sides of the issue. (Published Wednesday, Jul 23, 2014)
Updated at 1:38 AM EDT on Thursday, Jul 24, 2014
The Jewish Federation of Philadelphia brought together hundreds of supporters to rally in LOVE Park for an Israeli solidarity rally at 5 p.m. today.
As Jewish supporters gave speeches, Pro-Palestinian protesters gathered across the street.
It was a peaceful clash of two sides in Center City, although there were a couple of arrests. One protester was taken into custody for assault with a cane.
The Federal Aviation Administration banned flights to Israel for the second day. For some local families who had planned to travel to Israel, the ban has been frustrating.