WATCH: Egyptian Journalist Assaulted in Cairo After Dressing Up as a Jew

Wearing a black coat and sporting a fake beard, a journalist draws both helpful advice and violence from locals after asking for directions to the synagogue.

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Egyptian journalist dressed as a Jew accosts pedestrians in Cairo.
Egyptian journalist dressed as a Jew accosts pedestrians in Cairo.Credit: YouTube
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An Egyptian journalist who dressed up as an ultra-Orthodox Jew and wandered around Cairo asking for directions to the "Jewish synagogue" was met with mixed responses.

While some people engaged by the journalist tried to help him, others were seen verbally and physically assaulting him, as documented in a video of the "experiment" posted online by the news website DOTMSR.

In the second part of the video, the journalist removed his fake beard and wore a skullcap, pretending to be an Israeli Jew, again asking for directions to the synagogue.

This disguise did not fare much better, though one person was helpful enough to advise him to put away a piece of paper he was holding, on which Hebrew words were apparently written down.

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