Monday, May 7, 2007
NYC: NK going strong at Salute to Israel Parade
Mayor Bloomberg joined his Jerusalem counterpart, Uri Lupolianski, to lead thousands of marchers along Fifth Avenue yesterday at the annual Salute to Israel parade.
The mayor ignored 100 or so demonstrators who brandished placards protesting what they said is Jewish occupation of Palestinian lands.
Joining the protesters was Yisroel Dovid Weiss, the controversial Rockland County rabbi who recently attended a conference of Holocaust deniers in Iran.
“It’s godless, the concept of Zionism,” said Weiss.
Pro-Israeli demonstrators who weren’t marching hurled insults at Weiss. Yuram Navi said, “Hasidics are here with the Palestinians. They all have an interest to destroy Israel. All of the terrorists are unite