New York Governor Andrew Cuomo marched with over 40,000 people in the Manhattan parade on Sunday to support Israel, while announcing the first Sunday in June as Shimon Peres Day.
The “Celebrate Israel” parade was held under the banner of “Celebrate Israel All Together.” The parade also recognized 50 years of the reunification of Jerusalem…
Cuomo was joined in the parade by Chemi Peres, son of the late former Israeli Prime Minister Shimon Peres. Prior to the parade Cuomo declared the day, and every first Sunday of June, Shimon Peres Day in New York.
“This is a special day for me,” Cuomo told Chemi Peres during a celebratory breakfast. “A day that honors one of Israel’s founding fathers — an inspirational leader and visionary. We will never forget his strong connection to the United States and New York. I am moved from the bottom of my heart.”