Thursday, May 3, 2018

Uber and the mainstreaming of anti-Semitism in America

Yet another example of the mainstreaming of Jew-hate in America.  
An Israeli diplomat in Chicago was thrown out of an Uber after the driver heard him speaking Hebrew.
Itay Milner, Israel’s deputy consul general in Chicago took to social media to describe his experience,  posting on both Facebook and on Twitter
He wrote: 
I just had one of the worst experience in my life. I was just thrown out of an #uber in the middle of the highway only because I answered my phone in my mother togue. 

10 minutes into my ride and with no prior interaction between the driver and myself, it took only two words in Hebrew to get my driver start yelling at me "get the $#@* out of my car". 

It did not help when I told him that I can't go out in the middle of the highway. It was like I wasn't a person for him anymore. When I asked him if it's because I'm speaking Hebrew he said yes and kept yelling at me to get out.

I am not easily intimidated, but that scared me, and I ran out of there, walking in the middle of the road.

I never thought something like this could happen in America, such awful racism. 

This cannot be tolerated!

A spokeswoman for Uber released a statement reported by CBS Chicago

Uber does not tolerate any form of discrimination. We are reaching out to the rider to extend our support for the experience he described here. As soon as we were made aware of this, we removed the driver’s access from the app as we look further into this.

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