DoorDash severs ties with anti-Semitic Toronto restaurant

DoorDash takes stand against Toronto restaurant which said that "Zionists are not welcome".

Elad Benari ,

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DoorDash has joined other platforms, including Uber and Ritual, in standing against the anti-Semitic and discriminatory behavior of Toronto restaurant Foodbenders, Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center (FSWC) said in a statement on Wednesday.

In response to a letter FSWC sent to DoorDash urging the platform to stand with the message "that hatred or glorification of violence towards Jews" will not be tolerated and sever its relationship with the Toronto-based company, DoorDash informed FSWC that it has removed Foodbenders from its platform "for failure to follow the community guidelines and our partner code of conduct" and that the company does not tolerate "malicious, discriminatory or hateful behavior."

“We are witnessing here corporate citizenship at its very best,” said Rabbi Meyer H. May, Executive Director of Simon Wiesenthal Center. “These companies are sending a powerful message that hate will not stand in our community and are outstanding models for other companies to emulate.”

FSWC also commended Toronto Mayor John Tory, who on Tuesday added his name to a long list of political leaders who have denounced Foodbenders' anti-Semitism.

"There is no place for this type of hate or discrimination in our city or anywhere else in Canada. I stand with Toronto’s Jewish community in condemning this type of hate and intolerance and commit to continuing to build up our city as a place that is inclusive of everyone," Tory tweeted.

Foodbenders, located in the Bloordale neighborhood of Toronto, came under fire after turning its ire toward the Jewish community.

On Instagram, the company announced: “#zionistsnotwelcome” and as further alleged that “Zionists are Nazis.”

Foodbenders also deployed classic anti-Semitic tropes, saying of a Canadian Jewish group: “These people control your media and elected officials.” On her personal Facebook page, the owner described Prime Minister Justin Trudeau as a “Zionist puppet.”

Earlier this week, following advocacy by B’nai Brith Canada, Uber Canada confirmed it will no longer deliver products from Foodbenders.



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