Protest Against "Salute to Israel" Parade
May 31, 2009
New York City
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New York City, May 31, 2009
On Sunday, May 31, 2009 the annual "salute to Israel Parade" took place on Fifth Avenue in New York City. Anti Zionist Orthodox Jews protested the parade as they have for the past decades, to clarify that the State of "Israel" is forbidden according to Jewish law and that its action do not represent the Jewish people. They stood several hours at the corner of Fifth Avenue and 58th Street. In the afternoon the group was escorted by police to prevent any possible confrontation. Then the protest continued at Fifth Avenue corner 69th Street at the entrance to Central Park where Zionist celebrations took place.