Over 100,000 salute Israel in NYC

NEW YORK (JTA) — More than 100,000 people attended an annual pro-Israel march in New York City.

Sunday’s Salute to Israel parade, which honored the city of Tel Aviv’s 100th anniversary, was attended by the parents of kidnapped Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit, who were welcomed by the parade’s Grand Marshall, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

The march down Manhattan’s Fifth Avenue was also led by N.Y. Gov. David Paterson, Israel’s Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon, and Tel Aviv Mayor Ron Huldai.

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