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Empire State Building to Light Up Blue and White for Israel Parade

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The Empire State Building will light up blue and white in honor of the Israeli independence celebrations set for this weekend in New York City.

Over 35,000 participants and hundreds of thousands of spectators are expected to attend the Celebrate Israel Parade on Sunday, which moves along 5th avenue in Manhattan, and will include participants from New York, Connecticut, New Jersey, and Israel.

“We are proud to be the major supporter of what is the largest annual pro-Israel event outside the Jewish State itself,” says John S. Ruskay, EVP of the United Jewish Appeal Federation of New York.

The parade is organized by the Jewish Community Relations Council of New York, while the UJA-Federation of New York, and Israel, along with other groups, provide funding.

“This day is a celebration of the special relationship between Israel and America that is rooted in common values and goals. Like America, Israel is a strong, vibrant democracy, a symbol of freedom, tolerance and understanding,” Israel’s Minister of Public Diplomacy and Diaspora Affairs Yuli Edelstein said.

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  • kevobx

    Why does the state of Israel love king David and hate Israel who is Jacob. The children of Israel are Israelites, the Jews of the Bible *Romans 9:4*. Why does the world love king Solomon, David’s son and hated Joseph, Israel son? Genesis 37:3 Now Israel loved Joseph more than all his children, because he was the son of his old age: and he made him a coat of many colours.

  • kevobx

    The world will always be filled with hate because the world refuses to discuss who is Esau nation of people who hated Jacob. There are only four colors of man: white, red, black and pale. Jacob is Israel so why did the state of Israel make king David their god? *Isaiah 41:21 Produce your cause, saith the Lord; bring forth your strong reasons, saith the King of Jacob.

  • Bee

    This is wonderful…I would love to be able to be there..
    Go Israel!

    Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: May they prosper who love you. Peace be within your walls, prosperity within your palaces.” Psalm 122: 6-7

    “For the LORD has chosen Zion; He has desired it for His dwelling place; This is My resting place forever; Here I will dwell, for I have desired it.” Psalm 132: 13-14