Thousands of people attended a memorial rally for slain Israeli premier Yitzhak Rabin on Saturday, despite earlier fears it would be cancelled, an AFP journalist said.
Organizers put the number at around 50,000, while Israeli media said 20,000. Police did not give an official estimate.
There had been fears that lack of funding would for the first time in 21 years prevent the annual event in the central Tel Aviv square which bears the name of the Nobel peace laureate shot dead at the site by a Jewish extremist on November 4, 1995.
The rally has traditionally been a display of respect for Rabin and of support for peace with the Palestinians, which he sought.
On Monday, the usual organizers said they had been unable to raise sufficient funds to hold the commemoration and that it might not be possible to go ahead.
It was only on Friday that the opposition Zionist Union, a parliamentary alliance of Rabin's Labor party and the centrist HaTnuah, said it would step into the breach