On Saturday evening, February 3, a mass gathering was held in Jerusalem in support of the courageous resistors of the Old Yishuv (anti-Zionist community of Jerusalem), who totally refuse to enlist in the Israeli Army. They make no excuses, but proclaim openly that the reason for their refusal is that, based on their religious beliefs, they do not recognize the State of Israel.
The event was arranged as a rally of solidarity with the resistors and their families.
The event was attended by renowned local and international Jewish activists and esteemed leading Rabbis.
A special panel of veteran draft-resistors who have spent time in Israeli prison was set up at the event, to give moral courage and technical advice for the young men present so that they might be properly educated and prepared for possible imprisonment.