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May 26, 2013 3:09 pm

Israelis the Target of Anti-Semitic Taunts at Beyonce Concert in Berlin

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Eight Israelis were met with jeers and anti-Semitic slurs at a Beyonce concert in Berlin, Israel Hayom reports.

According to the website, the group of eight Israelis arrived at Germany’s O2 stadium for the concert and managed to seat themselves in the first row, much to the chagrin of the local German fans.

According to Israel Hayom, the Germans yelled slurs and physically abused the Israelis.

“They yelled ‘dirty Jews’ and ‘go back to Israel,’ and pushed us to the ground,” one of the Israelis told Israel Hayom. “At one point when they saw we did not want to leave [the front row] some 50 people began to chant, ‘Go! Go!'”

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  • k

    why are Jews in Germany, what would a Jew expect when they are in Germany?

    • Sue

      So, you’re saying that a Jewish person should expect this sort of treatment when going to Germany? It’s okay to treat other human beings like this? Jewish or not, we’re all people and should have the same human rights. It’s NOT okay, and I for one, don’t think it’s expecting too much to expect to be treated as you would expect to be treated – in any situation. Yes, I think some people are forever ignorant. That is the problem with the world today – grave ignorance. Wake up people!

    • Yoni

      for the same reason the atheists, seculars, Buddhists, Shintoists, xristians and muslims were there to have “fun” and enjoy the concert!

    • George

      What an absolutely horrible thing to say.

  • Jakob K

    Being German myself, I hereby apologise for the rude behaviour of my compatriots. In moments like this I AM ashamed of being German. 🙁

    • Pamela Deane Chester

      Rude and ignorant people all over the world. They choose to be! Hashem knows the heart of each one!

  • Rabbi Dov Forman

    And the world is waiting for Beyonce to weigh in with a statement about where she stands on these acts of inhumanity at her concert.

  • lucifer69

    You are mistaken, the poor Israelis forgot to tell that the Germans in the concert were real Berliners, of Turkish origin.

  • Dallas Al

    The Hun is either at your feet or at your throat.

  • a) front row in Germany has no seats. All pop concerts have a standing crowd. b) rnb music is much favored by Muslim immigrants in Germany. Be fair and report ethnic background of the offenders.

  • JJGross

    I find it hard to feel sorry for Jews who get into trouble in Germany.

  • Claude Idel

    And as a matter of fact there are primitive and silly people in every country.

  • Claude Idel

    It is a shame. There is no excuse. But perhaps they should have stayed in their row and should not have taken the free (not sold because to expensive) seats in the first row. And, if so, they had better remained seated and not blocked the sight of the people behind. And perhaps there is no connection between the “go go go” and the antisemitic yells of some individuals. If you have ever been to such a concert, you will know what I am talking about.

  • Jim

    Who were the attackers; they were pushed to the ground. Was this a failure of security personnel. Sometimes first rows are reserved for local celebrities and this may not have been obvious. In which language were they taunted?
    Were the soldiers in uniform?

  • Steve

    Is anyone surprised/shocked by this?

    If you are, you may want to look up the word “deluded” in the dictionary.

    “Aisav hates Jacob”. It’s in Bereshit/Genesis.

    Some things are woven into the fabric of the universe.

    Of course, there are plenty of good souls in all nations, even the German nation. And there are plenty of non-Jews who respect and value the Jewish people.

    But what is truly confusing is after all that the Jews have been through, we still insist on being surprised when these incidents occur.

    These events are the norm in Jewish history, not the exception. What’s going on today in the world towards Jews is NOT the norm.

    There could be many reasons why this is the case. It’s very important to keep a historical perspective, though. These Israelis’ experiences would not even be a blip on
    the radar in previous generations.

    THEY would be normal.

  • Does a mentality ever really die? Aren’t these the same people who were raised by Nazis? Angela Merkel your country speaks for itself. I wouldn’t give you the tax on landing the plane

  • max

    It’s just the natural Germanic inferiority complex coming out again. They haven’t had a good invention or idea since they swapped the Jews for Muslims. LOL

  • Sorry to be naive, but what was the Jewish audience celebrating in Germany exactly ?

  • Andy Bendzin

    It saddens me to no end. As a German I always want to believe that we are over this. But the more I hear and learn, the clearer it becomes. WE HAVEN’T CHANGED! It is only the few of us who truly love Israel. Most of us are Christians that have nothing to do with the Catholic and Lutheran church but are part of Baptists, Pentacostal and other denominations that, as in America, are historically friendly with Israel. It becomes for me ever so more undesirable to visit Germany if it wouldn’t be for family.

  • Simply doesn’t have the ring of veracity?

    Where did this story, short story, come from? No names. How big the front row? How did the Germns know they were Israelis?

    Why this incident happened and I’m sure something happened hasn’t been addressed. Where was crowd control, police, concert organisers?

    All very unfortunate especially the journalistic aspects!

    • Gony Halevi

      Absolutely right. Very fishy indeed, as the rest of the paranoic stories of this so called newspaper.

    • M Stone

      You are right there is way more to this story than what is reported. Exactly how did the Isralis “find” themselves in the front row?

    • Dumbo

      Are you for real? “How did the Germns know they were Israelis?”

      I suppose they looked at them and guessed – NOT. Israelis speak Hebrew, very definitive, easy!

      No names!!!!!!!!!! – why would you want to name someone, I’m sure that the journalist has the names!

      How big the front row?!!!!!!!! What difference does it make? This was a CONCERT (duh!) the front row was likely quite large, as was the row behind it etc. etc.

      Yes, the article is poorly written, but I’m sure that there is going to be a follow up!

    • Sue

      This story was authored by Zach Pontz. Look to the right of the article for the writer.

  • Carol

    I was born just after the war and I have never been to Berlin because I refuse to go unless I have a very good reason to do so. Seeing a Beyonce concert would not be one of them.

  • Mel Sherwood

    Too bad The Jewish Agency interfered with the Hanokmim’s
    plans to poison the water supply of a major German city after WWII. For people or a country to learn a lesson they need to really be taught a lesson.

  • Rob

    Well Done Germany, once again showing the world just how sorry you are for your past disgraces, yet you expect to be forgiven, would have thought you would have learnt by now, O but then your the master race, LOL.

  • Fredric M. London

    And you get to see just how successful de-Nazification has been in Germany.

    • Dumbo

      They call it sub – nazification! It just submerged a bit!

    • k

      the De-Nazification should have been dropping several atomic bombs on that country

  • What a shock! Antisemitic people in Germany…I guess tomorrow someone will write that the ocean is wet.

  • Michael Danziger

    It starts again

    • Dumbo

      Did it ever really stop?

  • BethesdaDog

    And this is the country that the BBC found by survey to have the most favorable image in the world? Israel was rated fairly low on the same BBC survey, yet I have never heard of Israelis taunting Germans (or any other nationality) at any event in Israel.