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July 17, 2016 11:19 am

Israeli Reporter Covering Bastille Day Massacre Warned by Nice Resident Not to Speak Hebrew Due to Anti-Jewish-State Sentiment Among Arabs, Europeans (VIDEO)

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Israeli Channel 2's Elad Simchayoff conducting a man-in-the street interview in Nice, on the day after the Bastille Day massacre. Photo: Screenshot.

Israeli Channel 2’s Elad Simchayoff conducting a man-in-the street interview in Nice, on the day after the Bastille Day massacre. Photo: Screenshot.

An Israeli reporter at the scene of Thursday night’s terrorist attack in Nice was warned by a resident of the city not to let anyone recognize his country of origin, cautioning him against speaking Hebrew.

Approached by Channel 2’s Elad Simchayoff – conducting man-in-the-street interviews along the Promenade des Anglais in the aftermath of the Bastille Day massacre where it took place – a woman who refused to show her face on camera said, “You have to be very careful.”

“With what?” asked Simchayoff.

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“Because you are Israeli,” she replied. “It’s very dangerous.”

The woman, who said she could not appear in the broadcast, because she had moved her business to Nice, explained to Simchayoff – who wanted to know what she meant by “dangerous” – that Israel is subjected to double standards in Europe.

“When it was the war in Gaza, for example, you had manifestations [i.e. demonstrations] of thousands and thousands of Arabs on the street… [But] when the war in Syria began, as well, and children were killed, [no Arabs demonstrated] on the street. Never.”

The woman also said that it was especially perilous for an Israeli to be recognized as such in the area, due to media coverage of the truck-ramming, which left at least 84 dead and 200 wounded. She claimed that, since the terrorist attack, analysts have been saying, “Look at how the Israelis protect themselves, [while] we [are unable to do so.]” And “each Arab” watches TV.

In addition, she said, “There is an atmosphere in Brussels [the capital of the European Union] that you [Israelis] are the worst. This is the problem… So be very careful; don’t talk to anybody.”

The truck attack was carried out by 31-year-old Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel, a 10-year French resident from Tunisia with a criminal and domestic-violence record, but no radical Islamist history. Nevertheless, ISIS claimed responsibility for his attack, in which Bouhlel plowed a 19-ton rental truck through crowds engaged in Bastille Day celebrations at the seaside resort town. French police have detained seven people for interrogation, including Bouhlel’s ex-wife.

Watch the Channel 2 interview — first highlighted by pro-Israel blogger Elder of Ziyon — below.

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  • art frank

    Europeands and arabs/muslims are the enemy of the Jewish people. Jews in europe should make aliya to Israel. No future for Jews in europestan.

  • Michael Fox

    Goodbye Europe. You have once again turned your back on the Jews. You are obviously slow learners and you will once again pay the price for your ignorance.
    Nice is hard core anti-Semitic. The frog motherland is anti-Semitic as is the entire European continent. Your hedonistic, socialist, secular stupidity is going to deliver you to Islam and a bloody future of poverty.
    There will be a price for your anti-Semitism. If you don’t believe it, read it in the bible…if you can find one and if you can read.

  • The European have the problem

    The European have the problem the woman is probably klal yisroel. The Europeans are afraid to be for their own kind after the drubbing they earned in WWI and WWII. The moors are playing off this chaos. It won’t be long before Frexit, Grexit and Italexit.

    Israelis, Asians and Africans should be on the offensive.

  • ART

    This shows how deeply ingrained anti semitism is in Europe Instead of empathy with Jews and Israelis in face of a common enemy They still prefer to hate Jews

  • Be an Israeli, stop caring about the ebbing ways of esau and ishmael. They are only some of the entire world

    Be an Israeli, stop caring about the ebbing ways of esau and ishmael. They are only some of the entire world. Be proud to be Yisroel.

  • nat cheiman

    Leave France to the muslims and arabs.
    Jews should leave

  • Michael Smullen

    The dumb Israeli reporter just doesn’t get it. He smiles to the camera at the end as if the woman is meshuga. Might best have been for the woman to be more straight, ie. Your kind ain’t liked round here! The bottom line is, you don’t have to be a chacham to understand that Jews and Israeli’s are not welcome or liked in Continental Europe.

  • robert davis

    It’s now over 50 yearts since that damned general dégueule (meaning vomit) the wretched french governements and their medias lie about Israel and make a rabid anti Israel pr so no Wonder the stupid peoplke in the Streets and not only the arabs are ravbid about Israel. All this pr is to make Israel a scapegoat ande a diversion for the anti european Policy of the criminal european governments. These criminals who imported millions of moslems to vote for them even though the destroy europe should be not only jailed but get death sentences and the latter must be restored.

  • Reform School

    Submission to Allah has rendered France (indeed all Europe) unsafe for Nice people. Until The Nations follow Brexit’s lead, the European Commission’s unelected tyrants guarantee their Islamic PU will continue to conquer and infest the EU

  • So, tell me didn’t they ask for it deserve it too? France was harboring too many nasty people for too long and really needed a few lessons, though I am indeed sorry for the Nice victims and their kith an kin!

  • stevenl

    A reflection on many French people.

  • David

    With the large influx of Jew hating Muslims joined with the latent anti-semitism of Europeans, the situation for Jews is now lethal in much of Europe. This is similar to what I saw recently at Yad Vashem. Jews in Europe may want to seriously consider making aliya like many already have. America is the next battlegroun, thanks to the Moslem President.

    • Phil Schupbach

      As an American, I want to tell the reporter to speak Hebrew! Be proud to be a Jew! Be proud to be and Israeli! If you don’t stand up, you’re giving in and letting evil win. But…I’m not naive. I’ve spent 13 years living in 4 other countries other than the United States. I’ve been threatened and turned away for being an American. So, I think the French woman with the warning showed appropriate concern at a time of great uncertainty.

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