The shouts of pugnacious crowds, smashed glass, explosions, a plane flying overhead and sometimes rants of “@#$! Jew” rang out in the Jerusalem dance hall, while participants in the OZMA Crisis Management Project maneuvered blindfolded, attempting to protect themselves.

It was a mixed bag of 20-something French olim and several Jerusalem Post staff members at the Ginot Ha’ir Community Council in the German Colony’s Emek Refaim Street who were participating in the simulation, a response to recent attacks provoked by rising levels of anti-Semitism.

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