I'm over 40 years in Israel and have attended about 40 pride parades all over the world (especially if I count the opening ceremonies of the Gay Games where athletes on parade march into the sports' arenas). I still get goose bumps at Israel's Independence Days and at pride events. I hope that the blasé feeling that Shalev feels never overcomes me.
Shaffir to Herzog: Opposition failed to show leadership in political battles against PM (Haaretz)
from the article: An Israeli yearns to be queen for a day at the New York Gay Pride Parade