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Thu Oct 26, 2017, 07:17 PM

NORWEGIAN BANK ISSUES ANTI-SEMITIC CREDIT CARD, SAYS SORRY

A pro-Israel advocacy organization demanded an explanation from a Norwegian bank after the company issued a credit card bearing blatantly anti-Semitic images.

The Hallelu Foundation, which aims to promote a positive perception of Israel around the world, came across the bank card after it was issued by one of Norway's largest banking firms, DNB, to an Australian national residing in the Scandinavian country.

The card features a centuries old trope of the hook-nosed Jew, wearing a kippah and a prayer shawl, rejoicing against the backdrop of gold coins. The DNB logo can be seen beside the image.


Upon hearing of the anti-Semitic illustration, the Hallelu foundation immediately contacted DNB's corporate staff.

The pro-Israel group passed the image to the company via email and within a short period of time received a response.

"We have been notified about a picture of a Visa card issued by us, with an anti-Semitic drawing of a Jew," read the apology, which Hallelu posted to their Facebook page, "and found out that this was produced due to a system we have where clients can upload their own pictures and get them printed on their card."


"We have, however, strict guidelines for what kind of pictures that are allowed, and this control is manual. Unfortunately, our manual controls have failed in this particular case, and we are deeply sorry for that. This card should never have been printed."

More: http://m.jpost.com/Diaspora/Norwegian-bank-issues-anti-Semetic-credit-card-says-sorry-413919

Manual control failed? So is this the new way of saying, "we employed an antisemite and he's a douche"?

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EllieBC Oct 2017 OP
PoliticAverse Oct 2017 #1
Mosby Oct 2017 #2
madaboutharry Oct 2017 #3
Thor_MN Oct 2017 #4

Response to EllieBC (Original post)

Thu Oct 26, 2017, 07:20 PM

1. "a system we have where clients can upload their own pictures and get them printed on their card."

It was pretty much inevitable that would end badly.

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Response to PoliticAverse (Reply #1)

Thu Oct 26, 2017, 07:24 PM

2. All banks are doing that.

My wife has our dog on her cc.

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Response to EllieBC (Original post)

Thu Oct 26, 2017, 09:25 PM

3. I will give the benefit of the doubt that the

picture got by a nitwit "young adult" who knows nothing about history. It shows a lack of proper training. Unless of course it got past several people. That would be harder to explain.

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Response to EllieBC (Original post)

Thu Oct 26, 2017, 09:47 PM

4. Any system that allows personalzed cards or license plates are going to have a few slip through.

 

It would be impossible to catch every offensive image or message. Some see it as a challenge to slip something through.

The bank did the right thing when notified. I would have preferred to see the person, rather than the bank outed. It's not like the bank had it as a stock image for their customers.

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