Two restaurant owners from Strasbourg took legal action after the courier canceled orders for “Israeli food”. “I don’t deliver to Jews,” the delivery man reportedly told one of them.
“French law prohibits discrimination of any kind,” said the judge. “In this country you have to respect everyone.”
The Algerian had used an acquaintance’s Deliveroo account for the work. He admitted in court through an interpreter that he canceled the orders, but denied that he did not want to deliver to Jews.
An Israelite religious organization has filed a complaint against Deliveroo, calling it “open anti-Semitic discrimination”. The company had promised to take immediate action if the allegations were proven. Deliveroo was relieved to find that he was not an employee responsible for these “heinous acts”.
Algeria had a rich Jewish population before the founding of the State of Israel. There are only a few dozen left in the country.
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