Anti-Israel Posters Boost N.Y. ultra-Orthodox anti-IDF Draft Rally

Posters advertising a massive rally against the draft use highly offensive language against Israel and its military.

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Posters advertising a massive ultra-Orthodox rally scheduled for this Sunday in Manhattan employ highly inflammatory language against Israel and the Israeli army.

“The evil rulers in the Holy Land want to incite and seduce young men and teenagers to acquiesce to idol worship and to participate in the impure army,” reads one Yiddish and Hebrew poster, a digital copy of which was obtained and translated by the Forward.

Leaders of the Satmar Hasidic community called the protest to oppose the Israeli government’s recent efforts to draft ultra-Orthodox Israelis. Organizers expect upwards of 15,000 ultra-Orthodox protesters in Foley Square in downtown Manhattan at 3 P.M. on Sunday.

Read more at the Forward.

One of the inciting posters
Haredi Jews celebrating Lab BaOmer in Kiryas Joel, New York. Credit: Reuters

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