New York Engufled in Blue and White for Salute to Israel Parade!
The Salute to Israel Parade, which is held annually in New York since 1964, commemorated Israel’s 62nd birthday in style. Almost one million people came out on Sunday afternoon to march, sing, and cheer for Israel. Lining up over a mile down New York City’s famous 5th avenue were Israel’s most enthusiastic supporters waving flags and enjoying the sites and sounds of the parade.
If anywhere besides the State of Israel is the heart of the Jewish people, it’s New York. Mayor of New York City, Michael Bloomberg marched along with Congressman Anthony Weiner and New York State Attorney General Andrew Cuomo, who used the Salute to Israel Parade as his first public event since announcing his candidacy for Governor earlier that day.
Want more proof New York is a natural second home for Israelis? A famed chef at a New York restaurant got ready for the Salute to Israel Parade on Friday by cooking up the world’s biggest falafel ball. A 30 pound behemoth of chickpeas and spices, it is now in the process of being certified by the Guinness Book of World Records. Check out the pic below, if you squint you can make out a normal sized falafel ball sitting on top to give you an idea of just how awesome this is.