Speakers Corner is known to be a place for debate, not violence. Joseph Cohen of the Israel Advocacy Movement visits speakers corner a lot to debate with the Muslims there. This is the first time that the mob acted violently towards him.
Yesterday Joseph wrote the following on his Facebook page that “an antisemitic mob led by Ali Dawah surrounded and attacked me. We refuse to be intimidated by such thuggery. Am Yisrael Chai.”
The mob would not let Joseph speak and even called him “zionist scum” as they surrounded and pushed him.
As Israel becomes the new target of antisemites Jews living outside of Israel live under threat of discrimination and worse.