Anti-draft rally in Foley Square, NYC

foley square anti draft rally


The last week I was working in New York a year ago there was this rally at the end of the block where I was staying. It is an anti-draft rally, against proposed changes to the draft (or conscription) laws in Israel!

Doesn’t this rally belong in Israel and not lower Manhattan on a Sunday afternoon?

The bedrock of any well rounded high school education

Palestinian students hold rifle-shaped wooden sticks during a graduation ceremony for the first group of school children’s military training organized by Hamas education ministry in Gaza City, Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013. More than 3,000 Palestinian teenagers on Thursday graduated from the ruling Hamas militant group’s first high school military training program in the Gaza Strip, displaying mock weapons, crawling commando-style on the ground and taking up fighting positions for thousands of cheering supporters. (AP Photo/Adel Hana)460x