Israeli Reporter Harassed by Anti-Israel Activists

Channel 10's Miri Michaeli keeps cool as anti-Israel protesters interrupt her report from London. She endured a worse incident in May.

Gil Ronen ,

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Channel 10's Miri Michaeli, who was severely harassed by Muslims earlier this year as she reported from France, was again disturbed by Muslims, this time during a report from London, on Channel 10's Friday newscast:

This time the incident was less threatening and more in the line of legitimate protest, as two men approached her from behind, holding PLO flags, and chanted 'free Palestine' during her report.

The reporter kept her cool throughout the incident and even said “they are trying to interrupt me a little but it's OK.”

She had been reporting about an appearance by Labor leader MK Yitzhak Herzog at the London School of Economics, and about the protest outside the event.

May's incident in Paris was much worse. She uploaded a video from that event to her Facebook page and described it thus:

“The man whose face cannot be seen in the video identifies Hebrew on the microphone, passes the information on to his friends and starts to harass. What happened afterward was much worse. They surrounded me, four or five men, and began to curse me. The word Jew was repeated, too.”

"My hands shake, three weeks later, when I remember the things that they said. I was standing in the street, I was not bothering anyone, and I was cursed – with aggressive hand motions – and threatened. I looked around. The street was full of people who noted what was going on, they watched from the side, and someone even taped everything with a smartphone, but no one helped me.

"When I felt threatened, I ran off (yes, that is the right word) to the train station, where there were soldiers. Only then did they leave me alone... So no, we were not exaggerating. That is the reality. Now we must fight it.”