A man screaming “go back to Israel” and “swear to Allah” had to be forcibly pinned to the ground after a scuffle outside a Melbourne synagogue Thursday.
The enraged man cornered an orthodox Jew and then slapped him during an argument outside the Adass Synagogue, south of Melbourne, video posted to the Australian Jewish News Facebook page shows.
Repeatedly claiming to be of Aboriginal descent, he is seen screaming at the Jewish man to “go back to Israel”.
“I am from Australia,” the Jewish man responds.
Tensions boil over when man in the red t-shirt tries to grab the other man around the neck and is tackled by a group of onlookers in religious dress.
The group calmly hold the man down until police arrive.
The man has reportedly been charged and will appear in court on January 19, Australian Jewish News reports.