Saturday, March 10, 2018

Germany: Arab security guards thrown out of work for holding anti -Israel protest

(Berlin) On Thursday, 3 German born but from an Arabic background security guards hired to protect  ITB Berlin: the largest travel trade fair in the world, decided to hold a protest outside the Israel booth  screaming pro-Palestinian slogans that called for the destruction of the Jewish state.

The police were called and the security guards were thrown out of the fair , having been suspended on the spot. The Police have not pressed any charges, which has raised the question about the vetting process for security guards, who feel that religious affiliations overrule the rule of law. The firm in charge of security stated that the three men had been working for a "partner company," and that their responsibility at the ITB had been to coordinate traffic outside - a job for which no background checks were deemed necessary.