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Fri May 4, 2018, 05:41 AM

Israeli diplomat in US booted from Uber for speaking Hebrew

An Israeli diplomat in Chicago said he was thrown out of an Uber on Thursday night when the driver heard him speaking Hebrew.

Itay Milner, Israel’s deputy consul general in Chicago, posted on Facebook that it was one of the worst experiences of his life.

“I was just thrown out of an Uber in the middle of the highway only because I answered my phone in my mother tongue,” he posted.

He wrote that the driver also swore at him as he forced him out.

“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 [to] start yelling at me ‘get the $#@* out of my car,'” Milner wrote. “When I asked him if it’s because I’m speaking Hebrew he said yes and kept yelling at me to get out.”

https://www.timesofisrael.com/israeli-diplomat-in-us-booted-from-uber-for-speaking-hebrew/

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grossproffit May 2018 OP
Behind the Aegis May 2018 #1
Nitram May 2018 #2
Mosby May 2018 #3
Nitram May 2018 #4
MosheFeingold May 2018 #5
Nitram May 2018 #6

Response to grossproffit (Original post)

Fri May 4, 2018, 05:50 AM

1. But...but..but..He's an Israeli, so that makes it OK.

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Response to grossproffit (Original post)

Fri May 4, 2018, 09:43 AM

2. The driver might have assumed it was actually Arabic. Both are Semitic languages.

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Response to Nitram (Reply #2)

Fri May 4, 2018, 09:52 AM

3. the drivers name is Yuva

Probably Indian, Hindu.

There is also a town in Turkey named Yuva.

Regardless, the guy is a bigot.

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Response to Mosby (Reply #3)

Fri May 4, 2018, 09:59 AM

4. True.

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Response to Nitram (Reply #2)

Fri May 4, 2018, 03:11 PM

5. Might have.

And I might be an alien from Kandor.

People from Islamic countries are heavy into the uber/cab business and can identify Hebrew.

No need to contort ourselves to avoid the obvious.

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Response to MosheFeingold (Reply #5)

Fri May 4, 2018, 05:14 PM

6. Sounds like you know more than all of us, Moshe.

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