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HIT's President and the Institute's CEO took part in the Israel Day Parade in NYC


The President of HIT, Prof. Eduard Yakubov, together with HIT's CEO Samuel Goldberg, marched this week together with over 50 thousand people in the Israel Day Parade in NYC in support of the 125 hostages still held in Gaza by the Hamas terror organization. The parade was led by more than 70 members of the families of the hostages. 


The President of HIT, Prof. Yakubov and HIT's CEO Goldberg

The President of HIT, Prof. Eduard Yakubov and HIT's CEO Samuel Goldberg

"We were excited to take part in the annual support parade for Israel that took place in New York and to represent the Israeli academy," said the President of HIT.

The parade marched from 57th to 74th Street on Fifth Avenue. It was attended by over 50,000 people, including many Jewish organizations' members in addition to government representatives, members of the Knesset, such as Foreign Minister Israel Katz, Diaspora Minister Amichai Chikli, Tsega Malaku, Moshe Solomon, Boaz Toporovsky and Yifat Shasha-Biton, in addition to Israeli Ambassador to the United Nations Gilad Erdan and the Consul General in New York Ofir Akunis, American members of Congress and the Mayor of New York Eric Adams. 

The march was led by over 70 family members of the hostages as well as already released hostages who marched together with over 3,500 supporters from the Families' Headquarters in New York who wore T-shirts with the inscription "Bring them Home Now!"

"We felt that we were representing the Israeli academy. The march for Israel in New York alongside families of hostages, Holocaust survivors, key figures in the international community, and hundreds of supporters who stood by the side of the road filled us with positive energy. We felt tremendous support from the people and the country. We were proud to be part of it," added Prof. Yakubov.

HIT Holon Institute of Technology remembers its students who were killed in battle and murdered on Oct. 7th. Our hearts and prayers are with all the families.