An Israeli journalist has produced documentation of the rabid anti-Semitic climate on the streets of Paris, captured in a video clip of a walking tour while wearing a kippah and tzitzis, Haaretz reported on Monday.
Reporter Zvika Klein set out to test attitudes to Jews, and documented multiple threats and insults hurled at him without provocation of any kind.
Klein endured the abuse as he walked through the predominantly Muslim suburb of Sarcelles, and then, to a lesser extent, in the center of the French capital.
In two separate incidents, passersby spat in Klein’s direction as he walked past them. In other incidents, somebody called out “Jew,” another “Vive Palestine” at him. He was repeatedly cursed and insulted.
The 10-hour walk was recorded secretly by a colleague walking ahead of him wearing a backpack fitted with a rear-pointing recorder.