An estimated 50,000 participated, Sunday afternoon, in the "Celebrating Israel" parade on New York City's Fifth Avenue. Heading the parade was Information and Diaspora Affairs Minister Yuli-Yoel Edelstein, accompanied by Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
Edelstein said, "Every year, the Ministry of Information and Diaspora Affairs is happy to take part in the parade spectacular which took place here. Tens of thousands of people marched here. They didn't seek only to express support for Israel but to celebrate the special relationship between Israel and the United States, rooted in common values and goals."