A Jewish family was subjected to antisemitic abuse while walking on New York’s Upper West Side on 3rd January.
Dovid Efune, who runs the New York-based Jewish newspaper The Algemeiner, was walking with his wife and three young children when a man accosted them with hostile questions and antisemitic insults.
Mr Efune, who wears a kipper and tzitzit (ritual fringes) and describes himself as “conspicuously Jewish”, gave a first-person account to his newspaper saying that as he and his family were walking on Broadway and 82nd Street, a man began walking alongside and calling out questions about Jews. After being asked to go away, the man allegedly said: “Why aren’t you in Israel? Are you not Jewish?” After being asked more forcefully to go away, he allegedly shouted “Go to Israel” and then “Heil Hitler!”
Mr Efune said that the man “eventually took off” when he began calling the police, adding that the police “never arrived.”
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