Twice in an hour: Jew faces anti-Semitic abuse on London bus and train

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Twice in an hour: Jew faces anti-Semitic abuse on London bus and train


A Jewish man was reportedly threatened and assaulted on public transport twice in an hour on Saturday night in London.

According to a Daily Mail article, a man threatened to “cut your throat for Palestine” and called the Jewish man a “fucking bastard” on a bus.

Later that evening, another man allegedly shouted “I hate Jews” at him while he was inside an underground train station.

London Police and Public Transport Safety said they would investigate the incidents after the man’s brother made the events public on social media.

“How proud I am to be English tonight where someone visibly Jewish cannot use public transport without hearing ‘I hate Jews’. So depressing… ”tweeted the man’s brother, Shlomie Liberow.

Britain saw a dramatic increase in anti-Semitic incidents in May, coinciding with Israel’s 11-day conflict with terror groups in Gaza.

In an incident on May 16, a rabbi was beaten by two young men who used anti-Semitic slurs during the attack. Rabbi Rafi Goodwin suffered moderate injuries that required hospitalization. Police arrested the suspected assailants, who were also accused of stealing Goodwin’s phone.

In another attack after a ceasefire was declared, a man broke into the car of an Orthodox Jew in a heavily Jewish neighborhood in London and assaulted him. The suspect was held by passers-by until police arrested him, London’s Jewish News reported.

JTA contributed to this report.

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