A video appears to show a woman ranting at an identifiably Jewish man about Zionists taking over the north London area of Tottenham.
In the video, a woman sitting outside of a restaurant can be heard saying: “Don’t want you in Tottenham, you’re not welcome. Stay in Muswell Hill. And I’m not being racist.”
She then goes on: “This is my country. We’re not Israel. You can be Zionist wherever you like in the whole wide world. I’m not anti-Jewish. I’m anti you Zionists coming in and thinking you can take over Tottenham like you did Muswell Hill, and all I’m saying is, isn’t it big enough for you?”
As the video continues, she says: “You are not welcome to come into Tottenham and freaking take it over…how many places in London do you want to take over?”
The incident occurred at approximately 14:00 on 23rd May outside of the Rose Cafe & Restaurant on Philip Lane in Tottenham, and was reported by Stamford Hill Shomrim, the Jewish volunteer neighbourhood watch patrol.
If you have any more information, please contact the police on 101 or Stamford Hill Shomrim on 0300 999 0123, quoting reference number: CAD 3743 24/05/23.
A statement released by Haringey Council said of the incident: “We are incredibly shocked and angered to see the recent video of a Jewish resident being subjected to abhorrent antisemitic abuse on Philip Lane in Tottenham.
“There is no place for antisemitism in Haringey, not now and not ever. Zero tolerance must mean zero tolerance when it comes to hate and bigotry. Our diversity is our greatest strength, and our Jewish communities are an essential part of the vibrant tapestry of our borough.
“We have been intensely liaising with the police to ensure that this matter is dealt with swiftly. It’s vital that the perpetrator is brought to justice. We are also engaging with our Jewish communities to offer support, as well as provide information about channels for reporting hate incidents.
“We continue to work to ensure that Haringey is a place where all of our diverse communities can feel safe, included, and proud to call their home. Hatred like this simply will not be tolerated in our borough.”
Campaign Against Antisemitism’s analysis of Home Office statistics shows that an average of over five hate crimes are directed at Jews every single day in England and Wales, with Jews more than five times likelier to be targets of hate crimes than any other faith group.
Campaign Against Antisemitism works closely with Shomrim, with whom we have an information-sharing agreement.