A Wall Street oil analyst has been fired after a video of him covering up Israeli hostage posters in New York City, holding up signs saying “Israel is an apartheid state,” and telling a Jewish American man to “go back to your country” went viral. According to the New York Post, far-right influencer Andy Ngo was the first to identify the individual as Kurush Mistry last Thursday, and two people familiar with the situation later confirmed his identity to the Financial Times. A woman in the video, who was later identified as his partner Shailja Gupta, called Israelis “rapists” and said the Jewish American man didn’t “want my f–king country to exist,” referring to Palestine. In a statement, Mistry’s employer, Freepoint Commodities, said that they “welcome the diversity of views” but do not “tolerate discrimination and hate speech.”
"Go live in Israel. Go back to your country!"
The Jewish person who encountered these two covering-up photos of civilians kidnapped by Hamas with "OCCUPIERS FACE CONSEQUENCES" flyers sent me this video. It was recorded on Nov. 9 in Manhattan's Upper West Side at 68th St. and… pic.twitter.com/lum2UoBsA5
— Andy Ngô 🏳️🌈 (@MrAndyNgo) November 10, 2023