Orthodox Jews filmed spitting at Christians in Jerusalem’s Old City

A group of Orthodox Jews was filmed on Monday as they spat and shouted at Christian pilgrims carrying the Four Species through Jerusalem’s Old City. The incident sparked public outcry, as it was not the first of its kind and took place on Sukkot – which Christians observe as the Feast of Tabernacles – […]

Israeli settler activist: ‘Spitting on Christians is a Jewish custom’

“The custom of spitting near churches or monasteries is an ancient Jewish tradition,” far-right activist Elisha Yered wrote on Monday in response to a video of Orthodox Jews spitting on Christian pilgrims.  The former spokesperson for MK Limor Son Har-Melech, of the far-right Otzma Yehudit party, said that there is an even a blessing […]