Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Portugal: Israeli tourists on their guard in Europe

Lisbon airport (photo by Romeu Monteiro)

Romeu Monteiro, a long-standing and outstanding Portuguese pro-Israel militant, wrote this from Lisbon (20 July 2016):
This morning there were a few Israeli guys on the subway and I was very excited thinking I could show off a little bit of my Hebrew.

But I ended up not interacting with them, because every time I approach Israelis in Portugal and ask them if they are from Israel they look surprised, like they were uncovered and for a few seconds they look like they are thinking "Who is this guy? Does he want to murder us?" before they reply...

It's a little too strange, it always seems like I'm scaring them, and I feel like a creep.

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