Jewish Man Beaten at Pro-Palestinian March in Manhattan

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Matt Greenman of New York (left) was assaulted at a rally outside Israel’s consulate and Permanent Mission to the United Nations in Midtown Manhattan on April 20, 2022. Source: StopAntisemitism.org.

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A Jewish nursing student was beaten in Manhattan, saying he believes it was a hate-fueled crime because of his religion.

Matt Greenman, 27, was wearing an Israeli flag on his back at the time of the attack, which occurred at 42nd Street and First Avenue as pro-Palestinian demonstrators marched in the streets.

“His friends started to make a little circle and he got me from behind, got me on the ground, and punched me in the face,” Greenman told PIX11. “I got this black eye. He kicked me in the face a whole bunch.”

“Unfortunately, we have seen a surge across New York City and New York state, and even across the country,” said Gerard Filitti, Greenman’s attorney who took the case pro bono. “Jews have been targeted increasingly over the last few years and the levels of antisemitism have been at the highest level now since 1979.”

The NYPD Hate Crimes Unit is now investigating the incident.

(YWN World Headquarters – NYC)


6 COMMENTS

  1. Since the days when Covid started, NYC is slowly turning into the largest jungle on this planet. Nowadays, if someone gets injured in Manhattan, most of the time it does not even make it to the news. The real important news articles are about former President Trump and his tax papers.
    It is no secret, that every single day in Manhattan, people are getting their heads bashed. The Police do arrive at the scene, but guess what, the victim is half dead already.
    Anyone entering Manhattan, basically you are saying, “I don’t care if I walk out of here alive or dead”.
    We all know the truth, the Police do not come immediately.
    All the big news organizations, they talk about the charges from the Capital riot (Jan. 6). If people are getting their heads smashed in Manhattan, I am sorry but that is not important news. Trump’s taxes that is the real hot news.

  2. I don’t understand his intent. Was he attempting to pay homage to the Zionist idol by countering these yishmaelim by wearing a Zionist flag on his back at a pro-Palestinian rally?

    Surely, even a typical Zionist idolater wouldn’t do that?

    “A Jewish nursing student was beaten in Manhattan, saying he believes it was a hate-fueled crime because of his religion.

    Matt Greenman, 27, was wearing an Israeli flag on his back at the time of the attack, which occurred at 42nd Street and First Avenue as pro-Palestinian demonstrators marched in the streets.”

    If you wear a Zionist flag on your back, as opposed to just dressing like a normal (religious or otherwise) Jew (or, liHavdil, like any human being), then how can you be so sure that this was antisemitic? Maybe it was a reaction to the Zionist flag?

  3. To the Katan: A reaction to the zionist flag *IS* antisemitism. Anti-zionism is antisemitic by definition. Even the Satmar Rebbe agreed that a goy must be a zionist and any goy who is antizionist is an antisemite. Goyim don’t care about the Six Oaths. They don’t care about the decree that we should be in golus. They support the “Palestinians” stealing our land, which belongs to us and only us, and where they have no right to be.