GEE…I wonder who would savagely beat up a British Jewish man 30 times in three years just because he is Jewish?

As usual, the media fail to provide a description of the attackers.  Perhaps some British BNI readers can tell us what the ethnic make-up of the East London neighborhood of Newham is?

Yisro'el Shalom, victim
Yisro’el Shalom, victim

UK Express  (h/t Brenda K) A devastated dad has been forced to abandon his Newham home after being beaten up 30 times in three years for ‘being Jewish’.

As an anti-Semitism debate rages in the Labour party, 52-year-old Yisro’el Shalom says he was forced to flee the community of Newham, east London after racist thugs turned his life into a living nightmare. Mr Shalom, a widower, has spoken out after years of torment led him to take drastic action.


Catalogue of incidents he kept track of in just a three year period include:

  • Death threats that left him fearing for his life
  • Sinister Nazi symbols including swastikas daubed on his home
  • Being physically attacked 30 times, including being punched and kicked by five yobs on the floor
  • Verbal abuse in the street some 65 times
  • Being spat at in the street at least 42 times.

And he says that anti-Semitism is turning parts of the UK into ‘NO GO” areas reminiscent of those in France where Jewish people are hunted and attacked based purely on their religious beliefs. 


London mayor Ken Livingstone and Bradford West MP Naz Shah were suspended from the Labour party for remarks about Israel that sparked outrage.

“I’ve got good friends and neighbours living there that I haven’t seen in over a year since I left because I can’t go back there,” said Shalom. “When you see these things, we are at the beginning of what we said ‘never again’ to 70 years ago.”


Shockingly Mr Shalom was forced to wear a stab-proof vest in a bid to protect himself – as well as turning his former home into a fortress with a metal gate and iron bars over his window. Originally from Aberdeen, Mr Shalom, who was once a comedian, says he has been deliberately targeted by evil thugs who covered his home with Nazi-inspired graffiti.

A Met Police spokesman said: “We will not tolerate hate crime and take positive action to investigate all allegations, support victims and arrest offenders. The number of anti-Semitic crimes reported in Newham has doubled in the last year.