New York City's Salute to Israel Parade

[Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs ] Marissa Gross - The Salute to Israel Parade officially began in 1965 and today draws over 100,000 marchers. The presence of politicians has significantly increased since the parade's founding, when only the Israeli ambassador and a few American politicians appeared. The parade is a barometer for the community and the attendance suggests American Jews' sense of comfort and security in the U.S. The participants, the themes that are chosen, and the dynamics of the parade itself reflect how American Jews relate to Israel and to themselves.

2008-06-06 01:00:00

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