Tens of thousands of Israel supporters gathered in Manhattan Sunday for the annual Celebrate Israel Parade.

The parade, organized by the Jewish Community Relations Council of New York, set out from the intersection of 54th Street and 5th Avenue at 11:30 a.m. (local time). The event marks the 75th anniversary of the establishment of the State of Israel.

More than 40,000 people, including representatives from over 200 different groups, joined the parade.

This year's parade also drew protesters, including both Israelis and Diaspora Jewish groups who used the event as a platform to demonstrate against Israeli government ministers and coalition members, targeting them over the planned judicial overhaul.

A group of protesters harangued MK Simcha Rothman (Religious Zionist Party), chairman of the Knesset's Constitution, Law, and Justice Committee, and one of the two architects of the judicial reform plan.

Singer Matisyahu is slated to perform at the parade, along with other high-profile musicians.

Governor Kathy Hochul will join the parade, along with Attorney General Letitia James, Mayor Eric Adams, Public Advocate Jumaane Williams, as well as NYC Borough Presidents, members of the New York City Council, State Legislature, and Congress.

A continuation of the Youth Salute to Israel Parade of 1964, the Celebrate Israel Parade has been held every year since 1965, except for a two-year hiatus from 2020 to 2021 during the COVID pandemic.