JTA — A live broadcast from the US Capitol chaos on Wednesday by the chief Washington correspondent of Israel’s Channel 13 news, Gil Tamary, was interrupted by an agitator who used anti-Semitic slurs.
The protester, dressed in all black and holding a GoPro camera, stepped in front of Tamary’s camera mid-broadcast.
“I occupy this space, ok?” the protester said after Tamary asked him to move away, a possible allusion to Israel’s military control over the West Bank.
“I don’t represent… the Israeli government,” Tamary responded.
“I wanna know why…what is a goy? What is a goy? Tell us what a goy is,” the agitator continued.
“I don’t know,” said Tamary.
“Yes you do, you lying Israeli. They play the pilpul game.”
Pilpul, a method of Talmudic analysis, has been appropriated by anti-Semites in recent years, including neo-Nazi Andrew Anglin, who uses it in his publication The Daily Stormer to suggest that Jews are nefarious liars.
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“You are all goy. Goy are cattle. You are cattle today,” the agitator continued, a possible reference to the cattle cars used to transport Jews to Nazi death camps during the Holocaust.
As Tamary and his co-anchor speak in Hebrew and try to regain control of the broadcast, the agitator stepped fully into frame, seen wearing sunglasses and a helmet.
“Thank you Mark. Thank you very much for being with us,” Tamary said as the agitator walks away.