Video: 10 Hours as a Muslim in Israel

Filmmaker sets out to find evidence of anti-Muslim discrimination in Israel. Results are revealing.

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Arab woman in Jerusalem (file)
Arab woman in Jerusalem (file)
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Is there widespread discrimination against Muslims in Israel?

Inspired by a series of hidden camera reports exposing anti-Semitism, racism and other forms of prejudice in Europe and the US, Israeli filmmaker Corey Gil-Shuster decided to find out for himself.

Initially hampered by a lack of willing Muslim women volunteers to take part in the experiment, he spent 10 hours following Muslims throughout the Jewish state - from Haifa and Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, and even the Gush Etzion bloc south of the capital - a "West Bank settlement," no less.

What did he find? Watch below:

It follows a similar experiment carried out by Christian Israeli activists in Haifa:

Compare that, say, with the responses Egyptian activists received walking through Egypt's capital, Cairo, dressed as a Jew:

Interesting contrast?