Orthodox Jews Dominate Joyous Israel Parade in New York

Held under heightened security measures, the annual parade reflected the growing presence of Orthodox groups among Israel supporters, and the gradual erosion of identification among others.

The traditional Salute to Israel Parade, now rebranded as Celebrate Israel, took place on Manhattan’s Fifth Avenue on Sunday − in sweltering heat, under heightened security and with the obvious preponderance of Orthodox Jews among marchers and onlookers.