Jewish Man Attacked on Las Vegas Strip in Alleged Hate Crime

Las Vegas Strip antisemitism victim (Dov Hikind / Twitter)
Dov Hikind / Twitter

A Jewish man was allegedly attacked on the Las Vegas Strip on Wednesday by a man who appeared to have targeted him for being Jewish, shouted at him, attacked him, and knocked him down, causing abrasions and a concussion.

Former Democratic New York State Assemblyman Dov Hikind, the founder of Americans Against Antisemitism, tweeted news of the attack on Wednesday, adding that surveillance cameras appeared to have filmed footage of the attack.

Local Fox affiliate KVVU-TV reported:

A tourist from New York was knocked to the ground along the Las Vegas Strip in broad daylight, Monday .

Paul Lebowitz said he was clearly targeted for being Jewish.

Lebowitz said what started as a calm conversation at a coffee shop with a stranger, turned to a nasty gash on the back of his head.

“We talked about Israel-Palestine until he said, ‘the Jews are not going to exist’ and I said, ‘I’m a proud Jew.’ That’s when it got violent,” Lebowitz said.

The man was identified by NBC New York as an EMT, and said that he believed that he had been the victim of a hate crime.

The attack is the latest incident in a spate of antisemitic violence nationwide.

Joel B. Pollak is Senior Editor-at-Large at Breitbart News and the host of Breitbart News Sunday on Sirius XM Patriot on Sunday evenings from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. ET (4 p.m. to 7 p.m. PT). He is the author of the new e-book, The Zionist Conspiracy (and how to join it). His recent book, RED NOVEMBER, tells the story of the 2020 Democratic presidential primary from a conservative perspective. He is a winner of the 2018 Robert Novak Journalism Alumni Fellowship. Follow him on Twitter at @joelpollak.

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