The Main Event

Closer to Israel 65 Parade and Celebratory Event

The UK Jewish and pro-Israel community will celebrate the 65th anniversary of the founding of the State of Israel with a major outdoor community event, entitled "Closer to Israel". Closer to Israel will comprise a vibrant street parade on June 2nd in Central London, representing the diversity and spirit that makes our community, followed by the coming together of parade participants, spectators and supporters, for a celebratory finale.

Closer to Israel will be a fantastic opportunity to show the extent to which Israel remains a central part of our collective communal identity. We hope that there will be representation from as many community groups and organisations as possible. There are a variety of ways to get involved and show your support.


Thank you to everyone for supporting the Closer to Israel Parade and Celebratory Event in Trafalgar Square. The event was a great success and we are delighted to have seen so many of you there sharing in the celebrations. If you would like to see pictures or footage of the event you can find these on the Closer to Israel Facebook page (