Religious anti-Zionists protest IDF conscription law in New York

Ultra-Orthodox Jews made makeshift jails in front of Israeli mission in New York.

By JPOST.COM STAFF
December 25, 2013 12:12
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Ultra-Orthodox Jews in New York protest IDF enlistment law 3. (photo credit: Reuters)

 
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A group of ultra-Orthodox Jews angry over new laws requiring religious Israelis to enlist in the IDF organized a protest on Tuesday in front of the Israeli consulate in New York.

The dozens in attendance shouted "We don't want to get drafted" and some also read portions of the Torah chapters.

DF Chief of Staff Lt.-Gen. Benny Gantz praised haredi soldiers on Wednesday, and said that the army wants more ultra-Orthodox men to serve, while emphasizing the importance of helping them maintain their religious identity.

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