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Two Israelis retell how they battled against attack by pro-Palestinians in New York City


Snir Dayan and Amit Skornik defending themselves after being attacked by pro-Palestinian protesters in New York City, May 2021.

(JNS) - Snir Dayan and Amit Skornik were hoping for a quiet bagel breakfast last week on a typical day in New York City. But instead, a group of pro-Palestinian protestors tried to punch some holes in them close to 52nd Street and Third Avenue in Manhattan in front of Ess-a-Bagel. It was one of several recent attacks against Jews in New York City by Palestinians or Palestinian supporters, but this time, it turned out a bit differently. Dayan, 27, and Skornik, 26, were trained in Krav Maga, and both served in the Golani Brigade of the Israel Defense Forces.

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