“Itay Milner, Israel’s Deputy Consul General in Chicago, left his office and decided to take an Uber home.” It did not go well.

TABLET MAG
Israeli Deputy Consul General in Chicago Kicked Out of Uber for Speaking Hebrew
by Gretchen Rachel Hammond
May 4, 2018

…“I was just sitting in the back seat,” he told Tablet. “We had been driving for about ten minutes and we were on Lower Wacker Drive when I received a call from a colleague. When I picked up the phone, I answered in Hebrew.” According to [Itay] Milner, the driver immediately stopped the car and started yelling at him. “He was saying ‘Get out of my car!’” Milner said. “he was using the F-word. I didn’t understand what was going on. I asked him what was wrong and he didn’t say anything; just repeated ‘get of my car!’”READ MORE

Read Itay Milner’s account of incident on Facebook. “I just had the worst experience of my 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.”

JERUSALEM POST Uber suspends Chicago driver accused of kicking out Israeli diplomat

CHICAGO TRIBUNE Israeli diplomat kicked out of Uber after speaking Hebrew: ‘Can’t believe this is happening in America’

TWITTER @TheMossadIL [Parody] “An Uber driver by the name of Yuva just abandoned his passenger in the highway for speaking Hebrew. Agents in the Chicago vicinity are requested to place Israeli flags on his Toyota Camry. Illinois license plate AE1 3524”

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