Ed-note (Sabba) – This parade commemorates the visit David Ben Gurion made to NYC in 1961. According the Consul General of Israel in NY, “He was given a hero’s welcome by one million New Yorkers who lined the sidewalks of 5th Avenue to cheer him on as he led a parade, showered with confetti and with the deep emotions of goodwill and brotherhood that to this day are the foundations of the bond between Israel and the United States of America, a bond like which there is no other in the family of nations.
Thanks to the valiant efforts and dedication of various Jewish leaders in New York, the tradition of this parade has continued uninterrupted year after year and this year is no exception. This is the largest, most impressive celebration of Israel in the world.”
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