Fifty thousand Orthodox Jews take over TEN BLOCKS of New York in protest over Israeli army plan to draft devoutly religious men
- 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.
The US army has built a fake city designed to be used during combat training exercises.
The 300 acre ‘town’ includes a five story embassy, a bank, a school, an underground subway and train station, a mosque, a football stadium, and a helicopter landing zone.
In an attempt by fact to imitate fiction, the US military’s “Iron Man” armor will take an important step towards reality in June, when multiple prototypes will be revealed and tested.
This is a Media Roots Radio interview conducted by Abby and Robbie Martin with two active duty soldiers in the army: Malcolm and Yossarian. Malcolm is a soldier enlisted in the US Army and serves as an aviation mechanic. Yossarian is an Apache helicopter pilot and military aviator in the US Army. They are both stationed abroad right now but were gracious enough to take some time out of their schedule to sit down on Skpe for an interview with Media Roots. They speak out why they enlisted and give their perspective on Bradley Manning, US foreign policy and 9/11 while expressing deep concern for the future.
They are also both contributing writers for Media Roots. Check out their op-ed writings in the Soldier’s Corner of the site.
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Listen to last week’s interview with Kurt Haskell, Eyewitness to the Underwear Bomber Terrorist Attack, another radio broadcast about Charlie Sheen, Bradley Manning, Sex & Censorship, an exclusive interview with Brett Smith, the Creator of 9/11 Movie Hypothesis, or an exclusive Interview with Cindy Sheehan.