In the latest video documenting the treatment of Jews on European streets, journalist Jonathan Kalmus donned a kippah and roamed around two British cities, where it only took one minute for him to be harassed.
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Kalmus was inspired by Israeli journalist Zvika Klein, who filmed himself roaming around Paris last month, also wearing a kippah, and eliciting anti-Semitic and pro-Palestinian remarks.
Kalmus walked around Manchester and Bradford, which lawmaker British lawmaker George Galloway declared an "Israel-free zone" last summer around the time of Israel's war with Hamas in Gaza. In Bradford, Kalmus was greeted with such comments as "You Jew," "Fight the Jewish scum" and "You're a Jew, not a Muslim...Jew, Jew, Jew run!"
In Manchester, meanwhile, Kalmus was spat at and also encountered anti-Jewish remarks. In total, he was subjected to 10 anti-Semitic incidents in just one hour on British streets.
The Daily Mail video also shows kippah-wearing volunteers roaming the streets of Copenhagen and Rome, where they are verbally abused but also greeted with some positive comments. Jewish journalists in Stockholm and Berlin walked those cities for hours without incident.
British Prime Minister David Cameron denounced the "shocking" discrimination filmed in Manchester and Bradford.
"The idea that Jewish people feel unsafe again in Europe strikes at the heart of everything we stand for," he told the Daily Mail. "We must fight anti-Semitism with everything we have got and make sure Britain remains a country that our Jewish communities are proud to call home."