An Israeli reporter was attacked on the streets of Berlin with a firecracker. Her crime? She spoke Hebrew. She reported in an area of Berlin with a large number of Muslim residents.
Nice Day at Work
The journalist, Antonia Yamin, who is an Israeli TV correspondent in Europe, tweeted about the event. “Actually, I was just having a nice day at work. I had some amazing interviews that I’m really excited to see in a series of articles that will be published soon. Between the various interviews, I had to stop for a moment to report on the Brexit agreement. But it turns out, you can’t report in Hebrew without being interrupted and having a bomb thrown at you in the Neukölln neighborhood of Berlin.”
Police are investigating the incident as a possible case of antisemitism. It is the latest of several anti-Semitic, anti-Israel attacks in the German capital in the past year.
Germany’s Foreign Minister Heiko Maas condemned the attack. “The assault against journalist Antonia Yamin is not acceptable,” Maas wrote on Twitter Tuesday. “That an Israeli reporter cannot report undisturbed in Hebrew from some places must not be allowed. In Germany, journalists must be able to work safely – in no matter what language.”
Yamin mentioned in an interview with the JTA that in some parts of Berlin she is comfortable reporting in Hebrew with her microphone with Hebrew. But she is no longer comfortable to hold the microphone with Hebrew letters in France.
This is all part of a greater sense of the growth of Jew hatred in Europe, as a CNN poll recently exposes.