Israel Week

A Pita-ful Accomplishment in Israel - Lebanon Food Wars

05/24/2010 - 20:00

Two weeks after a group of Lebanese chefs reclaimed a hummus world record from Israel and set a new falafel record, a new front in the international garbanzo wars opened here.

As part of “Celebrate Israel Week,” which included an Israeli-flag raising in Lower Manhattan and the annual Salute to Israel parade along Fifth Avenue, the Jewish Community Relations Council last week sponsored a new world record, soon to be certified by the Guinness Book of Records.

The world’s largest falafel ball.

Photo By Maya Barkai

Israel Parade Recruits Israelis

05/10/2010 - 20:00

The organizers of the annual Salute to Israel Parade are hoping that there will be an unusual sight at the event next week: lots of Israelis.

Michael Miller, executive vice president of the Jewish Community Relations Council, the parade’s “parent” organization, says a special pitch is being made this year to attract as spectators more of the estimated 200,000 Israelis who live in the New York area to the five-hour, almost-mile-long march along Fifth Avenue.

Vroom at the parade: The annual Salute to Israel march on Fifth Avenue, which includes people on foot and motorcycles.
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