FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 4, 2018
Thousands in Central Park attend official salute to Jewish State's 70th anniversary
Pledging to stand with the U.S. ally Israel, Senate candidate Chele Farley spoke to an audience of approximately 7,500 on Sunday, June 3 at the Israel Day concert at SummerStage in Central Park. The program included remarks from actor Jon Voight, radio host and Guardian Angels founder Curtis Sliwa, and gubernatorial candidate and Dutchess County Executive Marcus Molinaro as well as keynote speaker and Israeli Knesset member Yehuda Glick. The festivities were part of an anniversary celebration for the Jewish State's 70 years of independence.
New Yorkers participated in the first "Salute to Israel" parade in 1965; this year's Fifth Avenue parade touted itself as the "world's largest celebration of Israel at 70."
"With a history as old as time, I believe just as strongly in Israel's future," said Farley. "From extended families to shared values and interconnected economies, there is no state with a greater connection to the Israeli people than New York. As a member of the United States Senate, I can assure you that strengthening this relationship and keeping our mutual security interests will be my personal priority. This commitment starts with unwavering support for the United States' recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's eternal capital. ... And as a member of the United States Senate, I will lead the effort against anyone who suggests otherwise."