The annual Celebrate Israel Parade returned to the streets of New York City on Sunday along Manhattan's Fifth Avenue.
The march, highlighted with the theme "Together Again!", is taking place after two years of being held virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Thousands of Israel supporters participated in the march along with a number of senior Israeli government officials, including Defense Minister Benny Gantz, Diaspora Affairs Minister Nachman Shai, Aliyah and Absorption Minister Pnina Tamano-Shata and more.
Among the attendees were New York Mayor Eric Adams and Rep. Grace Meng (NY), Asaf Zamir, Israel’s consul-general in New York and Israeli Olympic medalist Ori Sasson.
"Lovely being here. Great parade."NY Mayor Eric Adams
The Celebrate Israel Parade is an annual event in support of Israel that’s been taking place on Fifth Avenue in New York since 1964. The parade marches north on Fifth Avenue from 57th Street to 74th Street. It is the largest global gathering in support of Israel, according to organizers.
"It is inspiring to see Jews, non-Jews and many aliyah organizations marching together. Now more than ever it's important that the Israeli people know that their support is not only from within Israel but also from the diaspora," Pnina Tamano-Shata Aliyah and Absorption Minister said at the parade, Sunday.