The anti-Semitic sentiment has become more pubic and virulent, said Tanaev, 32. “When I arrived in Germany … I never saw such displays.”
Last week, thousands of protesters in Berlin burned Israeli flags to protest President Trump’s controversial decision on Dec. 7 to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. The flag-burning prompted a national outcry.
“I never thought that could happen in the middle of Berlin. That’s something you see in other parts of the world. It’s really disturbing,” Tanaev said. “It feels like we’re being threatened because you never know how people will react further when something like this occurs.”