This Is What It's Like To Walk Around Paris For 10 Hours As A Jew (Video)
The horrifying reality of France's growing anti-Semitism is on full display in this video of an Israeli journalist walking around Paris.
Accompanied by a bodyguard, Zvika Klein, of Israeli's NRG news, wore a kippa and tzitzit as he walked through the city's main attractions and, later, its predominantly Muslim communities, according to the New York Daily News.
A hidden camera carried by a colleague documents several strangers making heavily offensive remarks and even spitting when he passes by.
Klein said a young boy looked at him and immediately asked his mother,
What is he doing here, Mommy? Does he not know he will be killed?
The journalist received numerous physical threats and left the Muslim neighborhood when his bodyguard began to fear for his life.
The bodyguard reportedly said,
A few more minutes and this would have been a lynching.
Klein's brave act was inspired by last year's video of Shoshana Roberts walking around Manhattan for 10 hours and getting catcalled more than 100 times.
The NRG footage comes just days after approximately 300 gravestones in a Jewish cemetery were vandalized in France.
Five teenage suspects have been arrested in connection with the crime, the Daily News reports.
The Anti-Defamation League estimated last May that anti-Semitism is present in 37 percent of French adults.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday urged any European Jews who feel unsafe to move to the Jewish state.