Thousands celebrate Israel on NYC, London streets

"Hold your flags up high and say Israel we are with you," ambassador to UK says as crowds celebrate state's birthday.

June 2, 2013 21:07
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Banner on London bus reads "Jews, Christian or Muslim, we're all the same inside."

Banner on London bus 370. (photo credit: Jonni Berger)

Thousands of people filled the streets of London and New York City on Sunday to celebrate the state of Israel's 65th birthday. 

Some 2000 people and 50 different organizations turned out for London's "Closer to Israel" parade. Israeli Ambassador to the UK Daniel Taub delivered a speech, in which he said that "Israel exceeds the wildest dreams of our ancestors. Today we are here to say thank you to everyone in Britain, we couldn't have done it without you." 

"Hold your flags up high and say, Israel we are with you, Israel we stand by you and Israel we believe in you," he urged the crowd.