Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Pro-Israel Demonstrator Abused in Amsterdam

Hat tip Dagelijkse Standaard

-Dagelijkse Standaard (through Michael Jacobs) May 18, 2020

We have previously written about Michael Jacobs, a Jewish man who regularly demonstrates on behalf of Israel on Amsterdam's Dam Square. He is regularly subjected to abuse from pro-Palestinain immigrants on the square-which he films with his body cam. Here is what happened this weekend (Saturday). Translation by Fousesquawk.

Video: Aggressive *Kansenparels kick Jewish man in Amsterdam and demolish his Israeli flag
*Kansenparels: Pejorative word for immigrant with non-Western background-literally "opportunity pearls".

With some regularity, the Jewish activist Michael Jacobs demonstrates on Dam Square in Amsterdam for the preservation of the state of Israel. He isn't always thanked for that as many incidents in the past years show (see here.). Last Saturday, it happened again, and Jacobs was attacked by some young men with a migration background. Jacobs shows the images here and tells his story.

"On Saturday, May 16, I stood with the Israeli flag on Dam (Square) opposite the person who regularly conducts a defamation campaign  against the Jewish state in word and writing with the flag of the jihadist movement, Fatah ("Conquest"), waving. After they had shouted curses at me, two Turkish men tried to take the flag from my hands. In doing so, they kicked me and broke the sticks I had attached the flag to, after which, they took off.

I made these moving images with my body cam."

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