Is this officially a series now?
We also did Montevideo, where the reaction was positive.
Here’s Cairo, as the Jerusalem Post reports:
An Egyptian journalist conducted an experiment in which he dressed up as a Jew and asked passersby on the streets of Cairo for directions to a nearby synagogue – with nearly serious consequences for his physical safety.
The Cairo-based Internet news site DOTMSR sent the journalist to the streets of Cairo dressed in overtly Hassidic garb – sidecurls, skullcap, beard, and a hat.
The “Jewish” journalist was then subjected to threats of violence, epithets, slurs, and shoving from hostile locals….
DOTMSR is an Arab-language Internet news site “that broadcasts high-quality news items in Arabic.”
It describes itself as a news outlet that “believes in openness, innovation, and an obligation to accepting those who are different.”
The video seems highly edited, so it’s hard to get a sense if the harassment was as pervasive as in European cities.
Regardless, Walking While Jewish remains risky in many places in the world.DONATE
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