Heightened Security and Unwavering Solidarity at NYC's 'Israel Day on Fifth'

New York City's annual parade for Israel, set for Sunday, will see heightened security and a focus on solidarity amid the war in Gaza. Renamed 'Israel Day on Fifth,' the event draws 40,000 participants and emphasizes resilience over celebration, with significant measures planned for safety and peaceful protest.


PTI | Newyork | Updated: 02-06-2024 11:25 IST | Created: 02-06-2024 11:25 IST
Heightened Security and Unwavering Solidarity at NYC's 'Israel Day on Fifth'
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New York City's annual parade dedicated to Israel, rebranded this year as 'Israel Day on Fifth,' is scheduled for Sunday amid heightened security and a focus on solidarity during the ongoing conflict in Gaza.

The parade comes nearly eight months after the deadliest attack in Israel's history by Hamas on October 7. The event, traditionally known for its festive atmosphere, will shift its focus this year to resilience and support for Israeli hostages, as well as combating global antisemitism.

Organized by the Jewish Community Relations Council and led by CEO Mark Treyger, the parade on Fifth Avenue will emphasize unwavering solidarity. 'This is more of a mood of ironclad solidarity with hostages to bring them home and our unwavering love and pride in our Jewish identity,' Treyger stated. The NYPD has implemented extensive security measures for the event, despite no specific or credible threats, ensuring a peaceful and safe atmosphere.

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