FIDF gala in New York City draws Natorei Karta protest

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March 17, 2016 05:09
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NEW YORK – Dozens of Natorei Karta members protested outside the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in Manhattan Tuesday night, while inside the Friends of the IDF was holding its annual flagship gala in the presence of Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon, UN Ambassador Danny Danon and many prominent Jewish philanthropists.

An attendee who did not wish to be named told The Jerusalem Post that the ultra-Orthodox protesters stood outside the entrance of the hotel screaming at those who entered. They held signs saying “Support to Israel is not supporting Jews or Judaism” and “Judaism rejects Zionism” among others.

“They were calling to boycott the event, boycott Israel and boycott the IDF,” the attendee said. “They even screamed that Israel has no right to exist and told people not to go to the gala.”

According to the witness, the Natorei Karta also gave out flyers to passersby.

“The event lasted several hours and when we left around 10 p.m. they were still outside. Some of the people who came to the event engaged in long conversations with them,” he added. “We also heard from the organizers of the event that two of the protesters tried to break in, but were stopped by security.”

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