A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

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Entry from June 07, 2005
Salute to Israel
Many "salutes to Israel" occurred in 1948 with the formation of the Jewish state. The programs held in New York City were particularly important in the formation of the modern state of Israel.

The annual "Salute to Israel" parade/events began in 1965.

http://www.salutetoisrael.com/about.asp
The Story of the Parade 2005

The Salute To Israel Parade, the single largest gathering in the world in support of Israel, will celebrate the 57th Anniversary of the State of Israel on June 5, 2005 on Fifth Avenue in New York City. In the spirit of expressing support for Israel, the Parade theme for this year, in addition to Saluting Israel, will also celebrate 350 years of Jewish community life in America.

"Saluting Israel, Celebrating America...Two Golden Lands"

17 May 1948, New York TImes, pg. 1:
RALLY HELD HERE

"Salute to Israel" Packs"
Garden - 75,000 Crowd
Streets in Rain

AID FOR NEW STATE URGED

Neumann Predicts U. S. Will
Lift Embargo - Taft Calls
for Speedy Assistance

18 April 1949, New York Times, pg. 3:
A "Salute to Israel" will be the theme tomorrow afternoon of the eighth in a series of weekly receptions given by the Roosevelt House League of Hunter College.

5 March 1950, New York Times, pg. 17:
The acceptance by Mayor O'Dwyer of the post of honorary chairman of "salute to Israel," a panoramic pageant sponsored by the Zionist Organization of America in celebration of the first anniversary of Israel's admission to the United Nations, was announced yesterday by Daniel Frisch, president of the organization.

3 March 1965, New York Times, pg. 17:
ISRAEL'S BIRTHDAY
CELEBRATED HERE

Independence Cited by 8,000
Youths in Central Park
By IRVING SPIEGEL

The Mall in Central Park echoed yesterday with joyous song and music and the rhythmic beat of youthful dancers in a salute ot Israel's 17th anniversary as a nation. About 20,000 persons roared their approval.

Under a warm sun, 8,000 youngsters marched from Third Avenue and 72d Street to the Mall.

9 May 1966, Chicago Tribune, pg. B16:
Parade in N. Y.
Marks Israel's
Anniversary
BY GLEN ELSASSER

New York, May 8 - Thousands of children marched and danced their way up Fifth avenue today in a parade marking Israel's 18th anniversary.

21 April 1968, New York , pg. 42:
PARADE WILL MARK
ISRAEL ANNIVERSARY

Marking the 20th anniversary of the State of Israel, the Salute to Israel Parade will move up Fifth Avenue from 57th to 78th Street next Sunday, beginning 11 A.M.

Ambassador Yitzhak Rabin of Israel and Senator Jacob K. Javits will be in the reviewing stand at 69th Street, Theodore Comet, chairman of the parade, said yesterday.

28 April 1971, New York Times, "Parade Here Salutes Israel's 23d Year" by Irving Spiegel, pg. 21:
The Salute to Israel Parade was sponosred by the American Zionist Youth Foundation, in cooperation with other Jewish secular and religious groups. The first such parade was held here in 1965.

Posted by Barry Popik
Holidays/Events/Parades • (0) Comments • Tuesday, June 07, 2005 • Permalink