Watch: How Do Londoners React to Anti-Semitism?

Anti-Semitism is on the rise throughout Europe, leaving some European Jewish communities to question their very future in the continent.

While not as bad as in countries on mainland Europe such as France or Belgium, the UK has also seen a worrying increase in anti-Semitic incidents. Next week's neo-Nazi rally in the heart of London's Jewish community is just the tip of the iceberg; incitement and anti-Israel hysteria has created a situation where some parts of the country – particularly those with large Muslim populations – are impossible to travel in safely as an identifiable Jew.

Amid the grim statistics, one group of amateur documentary-makers conducted a social experiment to see how average Londoners would react to open anti-Semitism:

The results are fairly positive; in both cases bystanders intervene to help the Jewish victim out, despite his tormentor being physically intimidating.

But it is notable that the two incidents caught on camera took place in upper class areas of central London, not areas where anti-Semitism and anti-Semitic sentiment are usually documented – as captured in a different hidden camera experiment back in March:


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