Anti-Semitism at pro-Israel event in England by the Forward

Man Pleads Guilty To Anti-Semitic Harassment, Only Fined $25

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A British man pleaded guilty to harassing a Jewish activist at a pro-Israel demonstration, but his only punishment was to was a fine of £21, or about $25, Jewish News reported.

Last month, Bahar Arar cursed at Simon Cobbs, one of the Jewish demonstrators, in the southern city of Brighton. He could be heard calling Cobbs a “Jewish prick” and spewing profanity. Police arrived to arrest him.

Brighton Magistrates Court fined him £21, and he left with a two-year conditional discharge.

Alyssa Fisher is a writer at the Forward. Email her at fisher@forward.com, or follow her on Twitter at @alyssalfisher

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