Orthodox Jews to Demonstrate in Protest of Israeli Police Brutality

Jul 23, 2007, 01:00 ET from True Torah Jews

    BROOKLYN, N.Y., July 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Central
 Rabbinical Congress of U.S.A and Canada has called for a mass demonstration
 on Tuesday, July 24th at 2:30 PM in front of the consulate of the State of
 Israel at 800 2nd Ave, New York, to protest the brutal behavior of the
 Israeli police against religious Jewry in the State of Israel, as well as
 their legal system's discrimination against religious Jewry.
     "The brutality of the police authorities of the so-called 'Jewish
 State' against the Religious Jews whom they claim to protect is an
 outrage," said Rabbi Joseph Dershowitz of True Torah Jews against Zionism.
 "This secular state which claims to represent the Jewish Faith has made
 clear its real agenda in their acts of aggression, discrimination and
 brutality against Orthodox Jews wishing to practice their beliefs in the
 Torah and scriptures."
     The latest in the series of events is their arrest of five scholars and
 holding them without bail, solely for the sin of participating in a rally
 protesting the removal by the municipal government of Bais Shemesh of a
 poster calling women to wear modest clothing when entering the religious
 quarter of Bais Shemesh. The five are being treated brutally in prison by
 the police. One of them, Rabbi Moshe Leib Friedman, was beaten over the
 head by Officer Uri Algazy, who yelled at him, "You want to see how I hit a
     In another case, a rabbi was arrested without being shown any charges
 against him, or the name of the person bringing charges. The Internal
 Security Minister, Avi Dichter, issued an "immunity document" calling for
 all evidence to stay sealed. Such a document is normally issued only in
 cases of national security.
     These are only examples of the day-after-day behavior of the Israeli
 authorities against religious Jews in the State of Israel. The Israelis'
 goal is to enforce secularism and make sure that religious Jewish
 communities establish no foothold.
     About three thousand protesters are expected at this demonstration.
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