Berlin - A rabbi in the German capital Berlin was insulted and spat at by two Arabic-speaking men last weekend, the Jewish Community of Berlin said Wednesday.
Yehuda Teichtal, Rabbi of the Jewish Community of Berlin, was walking home after conducting a service at a synagogue in the western district of Wilmersdorf with his son when he was assaulted by the two men.
The police division responsible for religiously-motivated crimes has opened an investigation after the rabbi filed criminal charges.
Teichtal said the Jewish community had noted an uptick in anti-Semitic aggression.
"Aggression against Jews in school yards and on the streets of Berlin have developed a life of their own," he said, according to police.