Police rescue a protester during clashes between demonstrators against the American Israel Public Affairs Committee and its supporters in Washington, DC, on March 26, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Andrew Biraj (Photo credit should read ANDREW BIRAJ/AFP/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON (JTA) — Two men were charged with a hate crime for an assault on an Arab teacher allegedly carried out by members of the Jewish Defense League outside this week’s AIPAC conference in Washington, D.C.
The report released Thursday by the Metropolitan Police Department of the District of Columbia listed Kamal Nayfeh as the victim.
972 Magazine, which reported Thursday on the attack, said that Nayfeh, 55, is an instructor at Central Piedmont Community College in Charlotte. According to the North Carolina school’s website, Nayfeh has taught networking technology there for 16 years.
The alleged assailants are not named in the police report, but a police spokeswoman identified them as Yosef Steynovitz, 32, of Canada, who was charged with assault with significant bodily injury, and Rami Lubranicki, 59, of Howell, New Jersey, who was charged with assault with a dangerous weapon.
In both instances, “suspected hate crime” based on “anti-Arab” bias was added as …
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