Wednesday, November 8, 2017

UK: Israeli businessman claims anti-Semitic 'hounding' in Scotland

Via BBC:
An Israeli businessman in Aberdeen has claimed he is being hounded by campaigners he describes as anti-Semitic protestors who want to force him and his family out of Scotland.
Nissan Ayalon, who sells Israeli cosmetics, compared his treatment to "a game of chase the Jew".  
However, the Scottish Palestine Solidarity Campaign insist they are not racist or anti-Semitic. They said they were only objecting to the selling of Israeli products. 
Mr Ayalon sells products made with Dead Sea minerals from stalls in shopping centres.
He previously had stalls in Belfast and Glasgow, but felt forced to close them down, and moved to Aberdeen where he said the treatment had continued. 
Mr Ayalon told BBC Scotland: "It's like I don't have the right to exist. I have to justify my existence. I have to ask for permission to live, to walk to work. 
"We were accused of murdering, mass murdering, slaughter, criminals, we were called criminal enterprise. We were called baby killers.  
"There is nowhere else for me to go. I love it here, where is my equal opportunity?" (...)
Jewish Human Rights Watch (JHRW) is an organisation which was set up to address a claimed rise in anti-Semitism in the UK. 
JHRW's Robert Festenstein said: "If you target a Jewish man and drive him from Belfast to Glasgow, and then from Glasgow to Aberdeen, and then try and drive them from there, however you claim you might not be anti-Semitic it's impossible not to acknowledge the truth. 
"And it's not enough for them to say we're only interested in the product he's selling. 
"It's about as serious a case as we've found."
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