Itongadol.- 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.
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.
"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.