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June 24, 2013 11:11 am

Report: Anti-Zionist Rabbi Attacked by Muslim Man in Amsterdam

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A Neturei Karta rabbi has been hospitalized after he was assaulted by a Muslim man in the Dutch capital Amsterdam on Sunday, Israel’s Channel 2 News reported Sunday night.

A friend of Rabbi Yosef Antebi, told Channel 2: “As he was walking down the street, a car stopped next to him, and a man who appeared to be a Muslim immigrant came out. The immigrant started shouting anti-Jewish slurs at the rabbi. Rabbi Antebi is anti-Zionist, he does not advocate for war in the Middle East but he was identified as a Zionist. The Muslim started yelling at him and threatening him, and the rabbi noticed that the immigrant was going to attack him.”

Rabbi Antebi then implored passersby to help him, but was ignored, the friend said.

“He tried to escape, and the Muslim [man] began to run after him, caught him and started kicking him in the stomach and lungs,” said the friend. “He felt that he could not breathe, collapsed, began to vomit blood, while the immigrant spat on him. After the attacker fled the scene, Rabbi Antebi recovered a bit and managed to photograph him.”

Members of Neturei Karta oppose the existence of the State of Israel and have in the past made headlines for meeting with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

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  • Mega

    So good in spreading lies and blaming the dirty work of Israelis always on Arabs and Muslims:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DIT9sLz29iQ&feature=youtu.be

  • Jacqueline

    He pleaded with passerbys to help him. So this antizionist rabbi maybe should have called an Israeli

    • tru

      lol

  • @ “Shoshana” freedom of speech is a basic human right. No one has the right to physically attack a person for his/her believes or prvocative behavior. Any one justifying such an act is an Anarchist and a human right violater.
    Would u like to go back to the 17th century ?
    If u enjoy the protection of the law and modernity why not let others enjoy it too.

  • @ “Shoshan” freedom of speech is a basic human right. No one has the right to physically attack a person for his/her believes or prvocative behavior. Any one justifying such an act is an Anarchist and a human right violater.
    Would u like to go back to the 17th century ?
    If u enjoy the protection of the law and modernity why not let others enjoy it too.

  • Eliyahu

    I am Dutch and I am very ashamed that this can happen in my country.
    There was no media attention at all of this particular incident in Holland. At least I could not find any coverage of the story. Can someone provide a Dutch link?

  • shoshana

    people, before we start speculating about muslims and neturei karta, please google up yosef antebi. everything this man says is a lie. he is a known rasha in amsterdam and antwerp. and was probably beaten , IF he was beaten, because he deserved it.

  • Mr. Antebi is an Israeli born sfardi. I met him in his Neturei Karta outfit and tried to talk to him in Yiddish. When his Yiddish appeared to be lacking, I realized that I could speak to him in Dutch and English. His mother tongue is Hebrew, but he refuses to speak “that language”. He is (after all) an anti-Zionist.

    • Laya

      Rabi Yosef Antebi was born Palestinian. Jewish Palestinians have suffered persecution under Zionist rule. His property was seized by Israel, he was tortured by zionists, and now beaten by a man who appears to be Muslim: all with the same hate inside them. I hope him a full and speedy recovery. I also hope for an end to the persecution of Palestinians of all religions.

  • shloime

    if we can learn anything from the shoah, it is that to an anti-semite, a jew is a jew.

    once upon a time, it was the assimilated and even converted jews who thought that they could escape the nazis, but they were terribly mistaken. there weren’t separate facilities at auschwitz for the “more religious” or the “less observant”.

    nowadays, it is these neturei karta who think that they can claim to be jews on the one hand, but not like those other jews. yeah, right!

    “kol yisrael areivim ze la’ze”.

  • Nighthawk

    The odds are very bad that Neturei Karta will see Muslims have no interest in honest dialogue and PC conflict resolution. All Jews are the same to them. And who was the “friend” who watched the beating take place?
    The unstated, underlying subtext of the article displays the antisemetism, cowardess and self loathing of the ultra liberal Eurozone and secular Israelis.

    • Jose

      Secular Israelis are far more Zionist than religious ones.

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