WATCH: Uber driver asked to stop car after passenger finds out he’s Jewish

The driver, 60-year-old Naftoli, was called a ‘Jewish scumbag’ and a ‘f**king Jewish dog’


A passenger in Melbourne told his Uber driver to stop the car after finding out he was Jewish.

Footage of the incident on Tuesday – which appears to have been taken by the passenger – shows 60-year-old Naftoli being asked if he was Jewish.

When he confirmed his identity, the passenger then said: “Just stop on the left, mate. Just stop here. I don’t like Jews. I’m not going to ride with a Jew.”

When getting out of the car, the passenger continues unprovoked: “Jewish scumbag. See you later you scumbag. F**king Jewish dog.”

According to the Australian Jewish News, the driver's Uber profile photo showed him wearing a kippah, and he said after the incident that he was “quite shaken” and “concerned that he would assault me.”

The driver relayed the incident to Uber, the Anti-Defamation Commission (ADC), and reportedly intends to file a report with Victoria Police. The passenger’s access to the Uber app had been permanently removed, the company said.

ADC chairman Dr. Dvir Abramovich said in a statement that “an explosive outburst such as this one not only traumatizes the victim but deeply scars the entire community and leave them scared and vulnerable.”

He continued: “This terrifying incident provides further evidence that racists are less inhibited about expressing their poisonous bigotry, and is a grim reminder that antisemitism remains a persistent problem.”

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