Recently, a woman recorded herself walking down the streets of New York to expose how much harassment the average woman endures. Â A Jewish journalist, Zvika Klein, thought to mimic the idea, and show the world just what it is like to be a Jew walking the streets of Paris today.
He walked through mostly Muslim neighborhoods, and posted his results on YouTube with the introduction that reads:
Â ‘Welcome to Paris 2015, where soldiers are walking every street that houses a Jewish institution, and where keffiyeh-wearing men and veiled women speak Arabic on every street corner.’
He spent a day in Paris with a bodyguard while photographer Dov Belhassen documented the day using a GoPro camera hidden in his backpack.
In an article accompanying the video he explained that theÂ further away they walked from tourist attracted areas, the more anxious he became over the hateful stares, the belligerent remarks, and the hostile body language.
Boys shouted ‘Viva Palestine’ and as he passes a group of youths, one remarks: ‘I’m joking, the dog will not eat you’.
Fingers were pointed at him in a cafe – and moments later, thugs awaited him on a street corner, he adds.
A little boy was shocked at his appearance in his neighbourhood, he reports. ‘What is he doing here Mommy?’ he asked. ‘Doesnâ€™t he know he will be killed?’
The video is disturbing to watch, but it shows just how dangerous antisemitism has become today.