Attacked for Speaking Hebrew

Stand for Israel  |  December 17, 2019

Commuters wait for a train in Chatelet subway station in Paris, on December 16, 2019, during a strike of Paris' public transports operator RATP and of the French state railway company SNCF employees over French government's plan to overhaul the country's retirement system. - In Paris, public transport remained at a near-standstill, with only two of the city's 16 metro lines operating and most national rail services cancelled. The unions have announced a third day of mass protests for December 17, which is expected to bring tens of thousands of people onto the streets. (Photo by Martin BUREAU / AFP) (Photo by MARTIN BUREAU/AFP via Getty Images)

Recently, a Stand for Israel writer pointed out that anti-Semitism isn’t just something that Jews face in the Middle East…anti-Jewish hatred is occurring at an alarming rate all around the world. Europe has long been a place where anti-Semitic acts of violence occur — from the pogroms of yesteryear to the Holocaust to today. And The Jerusalem Post reports that an Israeli student in Paris has been hospitalized after being beaten because of the tongue he speaks:

A 31-year-old Israeli student was attacked by two unknown individuals at a Paris metro station on Tuesday after he was heard speaking with his father on the phone in Hebrew.

The student boarded the metro at the Château d’Eau station, while two men who heard his conversation began shouting, cursing and threatening him. One of them proceeded to attack him until the Israeli lost his consciousness.

A passerby called an ambulance that transferred him to the hospital, while the two individuals fled the scene…

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