WATCH LIVE: WOW- NYC comes alive with 51st Celebrate Israel parade

Watch: Netanyahu address parade participants. View Twitter feed as the parade features former Maccabi Tel Aviv basketball stars David Blu & Derrick Sharp, Grammy Award-winning violinist Miri Ben-Ari, Golem, SHI 360, 12 marching bands and 29 floats.

 

Tens of thousands of people are set to march in solidarity with Israel in the 51st annual Celebrate Israel Parade in New York on Sunday.

A sea of orange, the RAJE float is marching #TogetherOnFifth - Twitter

A sea of orange, the RAJE float is marching #TogetherOnFifth – Twitter

 

This year’s Parade features Grammy Award-winning violinist Miri Ben-Ari, Golem, SHI 360, Maccabi Tel Aviv Basketball stars Derrick Sharp and David Blu, 29 floats, 12 marching bands and hundreds of thousands of spectators.

The theme of the 2015 parade is “Israel Imagines.”

The parade is set to take place between the hours of 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. in New york and will go up Manhattan’s Fifth Avenue from 57th to 74th Streets.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivered a video message to be broadcast for the parade’s participants.

PM Netanyahu’s Greetings to “Celebrate Israel” 2015 Parade in NYPrime Minsiter Benjamin Netanyahu’s Greetings to the Celebrate Israel2015 Parade in New York:Our dear friends,I salute you for saluting Israel. Israel has no greater friend than America.America has no greater friend than Israel.I salute you from Jerusalem, the capital of our people for 3,000 years and the united capital of Israel for the last 48 years.I send warm greetings to the thousands of you honoring Israel at the 2015 Celebrate Israel Parade.You have gathered to express your solidarity with the one and only Jewish state. And in so doing, you are sending a powerful message of support for the essential justice of Israel’s cause.In this turbulent region of the middle east, where countries are imploding, militant Islam runs rampant, terrorists butcher the innocent and human rights are routinely trampled upon, Israel stands out as a beacon of freedom and human rights, as a model of tolerance and diversity and as the one country in which the equal rights of all citizens are fiercely protected under the law.So as you salute Israel today in the streets of Manhattan, know that you are standing up for what is right and what is just. Thank you. God bless you. Video: GPO

Posted by The Prime Minister of Israel on Sunday, May 31, 2015

“I send warm greetings to the thousands of you honoring Israel at the 2015 Celebrate Israel Parade. You have gathered to express your solidarity with the one and only Jewish state. And in so doing, you are sending a powerful message of support for the essential justice of Israel’s cause,” he said.

“In this turbulent region of the Middle East, where countries are imploding, militant Islam runs rampant, terrorists butcher the innocent and human rights are routinely trampled upon, Israel stands out as a beacon of freedom and human rights, as a model of tolerance and diversity and as the one country in which the equal rights of all citizens are fiercely protected under the law,” Netanyahu stated.

“So as you salute Israel today in the streets of Manhattan, know that you are standing up for what is right and what is just. Thank you. God bless you,” he
added.

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