HOLON (VINnews) — Israeli singer Ilana Adani could never have imagined herself being the victim of an anti-Semitic attack in her own hometown of Holon. Adani, who performs in France and other Jewish locations in the diaspora, had heard the accusations that Jews are responsible for the spread of the coronavirus but thought that such conspiracy theories would not influence the Israeli public.
However when she went to her local supermarket in Holon, she was publicly humiliated and told “You from Meah Shearim will kill all of us”. She was stunned and shocked by the insinuation, since she entertains all kinds of women at her shows, is a graduate of Bnei Akiva who did national service, her husband was injured in combat service and her great-grandfather was a Prisoner of Zion. She could not imagine she would be targeted for such criticism and said that “I looked behind me to see whether there was someone there from Meah Shearim.”
Adani said in a Ynet interview that “even if I was from Meah Shearim I should not have to suffer such insults.” Adani added that during the past month she felt that whenever she went out people would move to the opposite sidewalk but this was a far worse experience:
“I just went out with a headcovering to buy wipes. At this moment I am crying and trembling, I never experienced this in such a callous manner. I can’t believe it: Are these the people of my country, my birthplace, for which I gave my heart and soul?….Somebody had to wake up. The end is here already.”