It is making news because it is so out of the ordinary. People do stupid things. Even Jews.
Read the article. Jews complained. Jews made it a story.
That being said. Yes, Jews object to be proselytized. Yes, they might act irrationally when they get fed up with unceasing proselytizing.
Where Christians insist that it is their duty, Jews must insist that they will resist. We can't always agree.
A very good summary of the situation, Christians have a duty to tell the 'Good News' (Godspell, Gospel, Evangelize), which is English, Old English, and Anglicized Greek, for it, among others. No other person has a duty to be convinced, except in the most abstract sense of that term.
People have a right to be annoyed by missionaries, as most Christians are when Mormon or 7th Day Adventist missionaries arrive at the door. The Arab approach, which is to kill the missionaries, and anyone who converts, is unlikely to be adopted in Israel anytime soon, I believe (LOL)