‘It’s not the first time’: How Jewish celebrities were the victims of discrimination
Posted On August 5, 2021
It’s a story that has been well-known for a decade now, but it’s just been rehashed recently.
In 2016, a Jewish family living in the US state of New York decided to rent a house to a Muslim family, in a city where many Jewish residents were under constant threat.
This decision sparked a heated discussion in the local Jewish community, with some claiming that the family was exploiting the Jewish community in the state for political gain.
But a closer look at the situation shows that the real motive behind the decision was to protect the Jewish family from a hostile landlord.
In the US, it is illegal to discriminate against a Jewish person because of their religion, nationality or ethnic origin, under the anti-discrimination law known as Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
In practice, that means it’s not illegal to rent or lease property to a person because they are Jewish, or because they have a Jewish relative or friend.
So the landlord could be considered to have engaged in discrimination.
The case of Shlomo Golan, who is Jewish and lives in New York, became a cause célèbre when he was refused his apartment, and has since become an icon of anti-Semitism and hate.
Mr Golan’s family and friends have been left out of the spotlight and vilified by many, but the reality is that the Golan family was one of the first to have to face the problem of anti.
Discrimination is the latest form of bigotry against Jewish people.
In January 2017, a Muslim man in the city of Atlanta was allegedly kicked out of a synagogue after being confronted by two Jewish men who told him that he would be “fucked” if he came back.
In 2014, a woman was allegedly verbally abused by two women who allegedly shouted racial slurs at her.
In 2015, a New Jersey couple was forced to leave their apartment after a neighbour called the police to report that the tenants were harassing them.
In 2017, the Jewish Community Center of Greater New York received complaints about a Jewish man being physically assaulted and verbally harassed by a man who was also a member of a community organisation.
“I was just standing there watching him do this to him and not even really caring,” said the woman, who did not want to be identified for fear of reprisal.
The police responded, but she claims the officers were intimidated and told her to “f*** off”.
She said the incident had taken place within a week of a police raid on the centre, and that the incident was “blown out of proportion”.
She says the woman was told by the police that the reason for the raid was to investigate a burglary at the building, and not a hate crime.
“The reason they did it was that they knew he had a problem with Jews,” she said.
In February 2018, an American man was kicked out for speaking out against a homophobic slur in a gay bar.
In 2018, a Sikh man was attacked by two men in Brooklyn, New York.
He was hit in the face and left with a black eye and cuts to his face, including the corner of his eye.
In November 2018, the Muslim woman whose husband was allegedly attacked by a Jewish couple in Queens was told that her husband was going to be fired.
She was also told that the couple had been harassing her, and she was told to “fuck off”.
“I am going to die,” she told the woman.
She has been in hospital since.
In August 2018, two Jewish people were forced out of their apartment in New Jersey, after a local man allegedly punched one of them in the stomach.
“There are people that think they are in the minority,” she says.
“But they don’t know that you are not in the majority.”
In November 2019, a Canadian man was forced out his apartment after being verbally abused for speaking against the Holocaust.
“It’s just not right,” he said.
“When they get a Jewish landlord, they just think that it’s OK because they’re Jewish.”
Mr Gola, who works for the Jewish Federation of New Jersey and is a community member, said he felt that the decision to evict the family, who had recently moved to a larger apartment, was politically motivated.
“People don’t care about your race or your religion,” he told The Irish Times.
“They don’t want to hear your story.
That’s what I find to be the worst part of it. “
What they want to do is make it as difficult as possible for you to move out.
And then it gets to a point where you can’t even get an interview, so you end up in a police station, you end your life, you can get murdered.”