VIDEO: Oil analyst sacked after harassing Jewish man and covering posters of civilians kidnapped by Hamas with 'occupiers face consequences'

Monday 13 November 2023

An oil analyst filmed vandalising posters of kidnapped Israeli's and telling an American Jew to "go back to his country" has reportedly been sacked.

Kurush Mistry was caught on camera with his wife Shailja Gupta covering the posters in New York City with signs that read: "Israel is an apartheid state and commits genocide. Occupiers face consequences".

The couple were confronted on 9 November in Manhattan's Upper West Side at 68th Street and Riverside Boulevard and the video posted on social media where it has been watched more than two million times.

Mistry: "Go back to your country."

Cameraman: "I'm an American"

Gupta: "I am also a fucking American darling. Yes, American... and?"

Cameraman: "Yeah, I'm an American Jew"

Gupta: "Me too, so then you fuck off as well"

Cameraman: "Well you just told me to go back to my country, but you also don't want my country to exist so where should I go?"

Gupta: "You don't want my fucking country to exist"

Cameraman: "What country is that"

Gupta: "Palestine"

Cameraman: "I don't know that country"

Gupta: "That's your fucking problem"

Shailja Gupta and her husband Kurush Mistry, who is no longer working for Freepoint Commodities

A post accompanying the video alleged the couple are Indian nationals.

Mistry's LinkedIn profile states he worked as an oil analyst with Freepoint Commodities nine years and three months.

Previously, he worked at Morgan Stanley as a Commodities Trader for five years.

Gupta’s LinkedIn account states she has been working as a visual artist, film maker and emerging tech strategic consultant for the past 29 years.

Mr Mistry previously worked at Morgan Stanley as a Commodities Trader for five years

Mr Mistry was caught telling an American Jew to "go back to his country"

Her Facebook profile also shows that she is the founder and owner of a company which specialises in merchandising memorabilia.

Freepoint Commodities subsequently issued the following statement: "Freepoint is committed to fostering a culture of mutual respect and tolerance.

"We welcome the diversity of views and opinions of our employees, but Freepoint does not tolerate discrimination and hate speech directed against any group.

"We are aware of the recent antisemitic incident reported on social media, and the individual involved is no longer associated with Freepoint."

The boss and founder of Freepoint Commodities is David Messer, who it is reported is chairman of the governing council of Shalem College in Jerusalem, Israel.

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