[Video below.] Business owners in Ireland were caught on video revealing distaste for purchasing Israel products while expressing comfort working with human rights abusers such as Iran and North Korea, Fox News reported on Thursday.
Contributing reporter Ami Horowitz secretly videotaped a number of “pitches” to businessmen in Ireland, where he offered products from the offending countries. When he told one business owner “we prefer to work with companies that do not work with Israel,” the latter affirmed his company’s “pro-Palestinian policy” of refusing business with the Jewish state.
Another businessmen shook his head when asked if his company does business with Israel. The store owner later affirmed that he has no political objection to working with North Korea.
One businesswoman told Horowitz, “We don’t sell any Israeli products.” But when asked if she has a “political or cultural issue” doing business with Iran, she said no.
There are hundreds of companies in Ireland boycotting Israel, Horowitz said during an appearance Thursday on Fox & Friends. He said there is an “obnoxious, dangerous, political” movement to reject Israeli products that is spreading throughout Europe in connection to the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign, which has infiltrated college campuses and businesses both in Europe and the U.S.
“It’s this poisonous thought, and I made this video to get that poison out so that we can lay bare the hypocrisy of all this,” he said, before Fox & Friends host Steve Doocy chimed in saying, “it is outright antisemitism.”
Horowitz argued that while there is sometimes just cause to criticize Israel, there is a “certain line” that when crossed becomes antisemitic.
“When you single out a country to the exclusion of all the other countries in the Middle East that are cutthroats and dictatorships but you exclude Israel – who is a democracy, has women’s rights, minority rights [and] Arab rights – to me, what else is there to say than antisemitism.”
Watch Horowitz’s undercover report below: