Orthodox Jewish community protest Israel at UN

Hundreds of Orthodox Jews have protested against Netanyahu in front of the UN building as he gave his speech to the general assembly

Orthodox Jewish community protest Israel at UN

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Hundreds of Jews in the US have staged a protest rally outside the UN headquarters in New York, where Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was delivering a speech reports PressTV

Members of New York’s Orthodox Jewish community gathered in front of the UN as Netanyahu was addressing the 71st Session of the UN General Assembly on Thursday.

They slammed the Israeli regime for what they called “degrading” the community by forcing its members in Israel to serve in the military.

Executive director and president of the United Jewish Organizations of Williamsburg, Rabbi David Niederman, also addressed the crowd.

“People should not be forced to serve in the army if their conscience does not allow them to do that,” he said.

Under a 2014 law, the Tel Aviv regime has been forcing Orthodox Jewish young men to serve in its army. Israel imprisons for weeks and sometimes months those who refuse to join the military.

source: PressTV

Güncelleme Tarihi: 23 Eylül 2016, 16:24