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Celebrate Israeli Independence in NYC, 1969!

In 1969 photographer Yael Rozen happened to be in New York City just in time for the Israeli Independence Day parade. View the photos from the joyous event in the Big Apple.

 

Two years after the Six-Day War, when Israel was still euphoric and during the height of Hippies, Fifth Avenue was the place to celebrate the independence of the young Jewish state.

Yael Rozen was in the United States taking a photography course and she captured magical moments of the Parade.


Celebrating the liberated Jerusalem


 The National Council of Young Israel toiling the land


  Young "Revolutionaries" flying the flags of Israel and the United States, both free of the British empire


  Beitar and a Hora circle marching together



  The ladies of "Hadassah" marching on Fifth Avenue



  Proud to wave the flag



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