Ohio Restaurant Owner: Machete Attack Was Anti-Israel Terrorism


Hany Baransi, an Israeli Christian Arab, opened the Nazareth Restaurant & Deli in Columbus, Ohio, 27 years ago. In addition to having a sign bearing an Arabic greeting – “Ahlan Wa Sahalan” – the restaurant displays an Israeli flag.

Baransi says he has always been outspoken about his Israeli identity, and so when his restaurant was attacked on Thursday by a machete-wielding man, he believed it was no coincidence.

Baransi said the attacker, Mohamed Barry, “came in and asked where I was from.” A young waitress told Barry that the owner is from Israel. Barry returned 30 minutes later with a machete and start hacking people. “It was a terrorist attack,” Baransi said.

“You know, we are Israelis, used to this in our lives, people attacking us and wanting to kill us,” he observed. When asked whether he would consider removing the Israeli flag in his restaurant as a precaution, Baransi replied, “I am going to get a bigger flag.” Read more at The Tower.

{Andy Heller-Matzav.com Newscenter / Photo: Columbus Dispatch – YouTube}


  1. SO have firearms in the building and use them on attackers. Most attackers are cowards and the mere presence of a firearm may be enough to send the attacker home.

    Read the NRA reports about how armed citizens defend themselves and others.
    All brocos!