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Fifth Avenue turned blue and white for annual Celebrate Israel Parade in New York

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According to The Jerusalem Post,  a diplomatic delegation of UN ambassadors and diplomats from around the world took part in the festive proclamation of Israel’s pride which was led by Israel’s Ambassador to the UN Danny Danon.

NEW YORK—Iconic 5th Avenue in Manhattan turned into a véritable sea of blue and white on Sunday for the annual Celebrate Israel Parade.

Onlookers waving the blue and white flag of Israel watched Sunday as Jewish cultural and civic organizations made their way up Fifth Avenue in New York City.

This year’s grand marshall for the Celebrate Israel parade was Edward A. Mermelstein, presdient of ZakaSearch and Rescue, an UN-recognized NGO, with thousands of volunteers, on call to respond to man-made or natural disasters.

According to The Jerusalem Post,  a diplomatic delegation of UN ambassadors and diplomats from around the world took part in the festive proclamation of Israel’s pride which was led by Israel’s Ambassador to the UN Danny Danon.

“This is a demonstration of support of Israel by the international community and it is great to be here and see New York painted blue and white,” said German Ambassador to the United Nations Christoph Heusgen.

The delegation includes UN ambassadors from Australia, Germany, Ukraine, Norway, Nigeria and other countries.

Around 40,000 participants took part in the parade and there were hundreds of thousands of spectators all along the 5th Avenue route who joined the celebratory theme with enthusiastic cheering.

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