Photo Credit: Kan public TV screen grab via Twitter
Anti-Semitic harassment of Israeli journalist on the streets of Berlin Germany

German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas has condemned a vicious anti-Semitic attack on Israel’s ‘Kan‘ public television news reporter Antonia Yamin that took place Sunday in Berlin.

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“The assault against journalist Antonia Yamin is not acceptable,” Maas wrote Tuesday in a post on the Twitter social networking site.

“That an Israeli reporter cannot report undisturbed in Hebrew from some places must not be allowed. In Germany, journalists must be able to work safely – in no matter which language.”

Yamin, the Europe correspondent for Israel’s ‘Kan’ network, was filming a piece in Hebrew when a group of teenagers began disrupting her broadcast, shouting and blocking the camera — and then followed up by throwing a lit firecracker at her and her camerman.

The cameraman, who clearly did not lose his cool, simply moved the camera to focus on the firecracker, which was smoking and burning before it exploded near the spot where Yamin had been standing just a few seconds earlier.

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Hana Levi Julian is a Middle East news analyst with a degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from Southern Connecticut State University. A past columnist with The Jewish Press and senior editor at Arutz 7, Ms. Julian has written for Babble.com, Chabad.org and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.