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Hundreds gather at vigil in La Jolla to pray for Israel

Hundreds gather at vigil in La Jolla to pray for Israel

On the eve of a cease-fire at the Israel-Gaza border, meant to end eight days of rocket and warplane attacks that resulted in nearly 150 deaths, hundreds of Christians and Jews attended a vigil at the Museum of Contemporary Art on Prospect Street to pray for peace in Israel and the region.

The Nov. 20 vigil, which included prayer, music and speeches by several local pastors, was organized by the San Diego chapter of Stand With Us, a nonprofit Israel advocacy organization with chapters around the world.

The event, predominantly attended by Christians, was billed as “an open call for people of faith to pray for...

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