BERLIN - A group of suspected migrants accosted an Israeli journalist as she reported in Hebrew, in Berlin.
The incident is being investigated as a possible case of anti-Semitism and the reporter says she now feels uneasy in the city.
[Source: Google News / TimesofIsrael Article 11/27/2018]
A video shared by Yamin on Twitter shows the group harassing her, before she abruptly runs off screen. The disoriented camera operator then reveals that a firecracker had been thrown at them, landing on the ground nearby.
In an interview with Haaretz, the Israeli journalist disclosed that she feels uneasy working in Neukölln and other Berlin districts where “it is not particularly safe to be recognized as an Israeli o
In a series of follow-up tweets, Yamin denounced the men, saying that regardless of their motive, they are abusing German hospitality.“I often set myself higher standards of behavior - because that's what guests in a country are supposed to do,” Yamin wrote.
The incident comes amid a reported uptick in anti-Semitic and other hate crimes in Germany.Figures released by the German government in August showed that anti-Semitic crimes have increased by 10 percent. After a Jewish man wearing a kippah was belt-whipped by a Syrian migrant in Berlin, German Chancellor Angela Merkel vowed in April to take all actions necessary to end “anti-Semitic acts,” warning that the “reputation of our state is at stake.”In November, Jewish leaders in Germany suggested that migrants should be required to attend integration classes in order to combat the rise in anti-Semitic attacks.