Israel is the only country to participate, for the third year in a row, in an organized manner in the world's oldest gay pride parade.
A group of Israelis traveled to New York City just to take part in the march and waved flags saying, "I am a proud Israeli."
Israeli delegation marching in Manhattan (Photo: Liran Gilboa)
Among the parade participants were also employees of the Israeli Consulate in New York, as well as representatives from Israel Gay Youth and the Tel Aviv Municipality. Many passersby tossed curious looks at the Israelis, who appeared together and carried state flags.
The parade began in the afternoon at the corner of 5th Avenue and 36th Street, and ended two hours later at Christopher Street in Greenwich Village. Many then continued on to Pier 54 for a party.
The parade is a tribute to a police raid on the gay bar Stonewall, which took place on June 28, 1969. The violent clashes urged the community to begin the tradition of the pride parade.