Everyday Antisemitism

Orthodox Jew threatened, spat on in Berlin

On Saturday July 16th a member of the Kahal Adass Jisroel congregation was walking to a Shabbat evening service when he was attacked by two men in their twenties.

The two men were on bicycles and allegedly asked the man, who was dressed in a traditional Orthodox clothing, if he was Jewish. When the man answered that he was, one of the men proceeded to say that he was Palestinian. The offender then apparently hurled insults at the Jewish man, threatened him and his family and spat on him twice. He also photographed him on his phone, presumably in an attempt to humiliate him.

This story was brought to our attention by Recherche- und Informationsstelle Antisemitismus – RIAS.

Translation provided by Isca Stieglitz.