A well-known Jewish journalist was left “shaken” after being subjected to antisemitic abuse on Shabbat afternoon on his way to synagogue in North London.
James Marlow was holding a siddur when he was accosted by a passer-by described as “Asian”, according to the Jewish Weekly newspaper, for which Mr Marlow writes.
The incident came just hours after Mr Marlow was physically attacked on the way to a different synagogue that morning in Hendon by a woman on a scooter, who punched him, causing minor injuries. The police informed Mr Marlow that the woman is known to the force and has a medical condition.
Campaign Against Antisemitism’s analysis of Home Office statistics shows that an average of over three hate crimes are directed at Jews every single day in England and Wales, with Jews almost four times more likely to be targets of hate crimes than any other faith group.
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