IDF vets train NY Jewish paramilitaries Jpost
By: Crack_Smoke_Republican on: 17.11.2008 [03:41 ] (126 reads)
Future Irgun and Hagganah in the USA?
IDF vets train NY Jewish paramilitaries
Jul. 25, 2008
Haviv Rettig , THE JERUSALEM POST
Yonatan Stern, the “Sgan Mefaked Hakita” (deputy squad commander) of Kitat Konenut New York, insists his “paramilitary emergency armed response team” is no “group of vigilantes or a JDL Jewish Defense League.”
“The goal of the organization is to have a competent and professional group of armed volunteers ready to respond to a threat at a moment’s notice in any area where Jews reside,” explains the Israeli combat veteran.
“We do not carry out demonstrations or political activity of any kind as we have no political agenda. Our agenda is to protect Jews wherever and whenever necessary and by any means needed.”
On Friday, the third session of the group’s training camp will begin in the Catskills woodlands of upstate New York, on land belonging to a Jewish supporter of the organization. With tuition at $400, the group expects 15 participants and five instructors for the 10 days of training. Participation has doubled since the group began three years ago.