In what was planned to be a much larger rally, anti-Zionist Satmar faction protests against the arrest of draft dodgers in Israel and the ‘persecution of the Torah in the Holy Land.’

By Ynet News

Some 15,000 anti-Zionist ultra-Orthodox Jews protested in New York City on Sunday night against the arrest of IDF draft dodgers in Israel and the “persecution of the Torah in the Holy Land.”

In a protest rally at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, dozens of rabbis and Hassidic leaders attacked the State of Israel and the IDF, which they say harass Torah students and seduce them to leave their yeshivas and enlist in the IDF.

Rally organizers screened videos showing police violence against ultra-Orthodox protesting the draft in Israel and against those who attack religious IDF soldiers.