A woman who is seen on video verbally and physically attacking an Israeli college student on the New York City subway has been indicted.
In the video Zarinah Ali, 38, uses anti-Semitic epithets including “You f***in’ nasty a** Jews” and “You stinking a** Jew” while assaulting Lihi Aharon in December. A friend of Aharon’s recorded the attack.
Aharon was sitting next to a haredi man on the subway and Ali shouted epithets at him as well.
“She was yelling at him, shouting at him, ‘Allahu Akbar’ [God is most great] and ‘Allah will kill you,’ ‘nasty Jews,’ she was citing clauses from the Quran and ‘when you see a Jew you got to kill him’ and she used a lot of profanity,” Aharon told Fox News.
She also said Ali smacked a cellphone out of her hand when Aharon tried to record the altercation, then grabbed and pulled on Aharon’s face and scratched her until she bled.
Ali was arrested the same day and charged with assault. A Manhattan grand jury returned the indictment last week.
Argentine soccer player makes anti-Semitic gesture
An Argentine soccer player made an anti-Semitic gesture after being ejected from a game against a team with many Jewish supporters, sparking an outcry on social media and calls for his prosecution under the country’s law that prohibits displays of discrimination.
While leaving the field to jeers on Sunday, Arnaldo González put his hand on his head, imitating a yarmulke, and pointed to his genitals.
His team, New Chicago, was playing Atlanta, a rival Buenos Aires club in Villa Crespo, a traditionally Jewish neighborhood in the city. Founded in 1904, Atlanta has historically received support from Jewish fans and featured several Jewish players and administrators. The club now plays in the second tier of professional soccer in Argentina.
González later apologized in a video posted on New Chicago’s Twitter account, saying he was “very ashamed.”
The team also tweeted an apology to Atlanta and the “entire Jewish community.”
González could be prosecuted under a law passed in Argentina in 1988, and could even see up to a month of jail time. The head of Argentina’s National Institute Against Discrimination, Xenophobia and Racism — a government organization — said the group might take legal action against González.
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