Fifty thousand Orthodox Jews take over TEN BLOCKS of New York in protest over Israeli army plan to draft devoutly religious men

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Peace and love and mitzvahs: The ultra Orthodox of Israel have recently found themselves on the wrong side of the political tides and fear their relative autonomy hangs in the balance

  • Israel wants to extend its compulsory military service to some of its most religious residents
  • Many ultra-Orthodox Israelis see this as a form of religious persecution
  • The demonstration was a show of solidarity with Israeli ultra-Orthodox who’ve been  protesting the proposal for weeks
  • Last Sunday, hundreds of thousands of the devout Jews brought Jerusalem to a stand still in a massive show of force Ten city blocks of Manhattan became a river of black Sunday as 50,000 dark-clad ultra-Orthodox Jews took to the streets to  protest Israel’s proposal to force their young boys into its army. (more…)

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