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Citing customer concerns, Israeli cleaning firm hires Jews only
Owner of Kiryat Ono-based company says he has 'nothing against Arabs,' but employing mainly Jewish staff pacifies Jews ‘afraid of some sort of terror attack.’

The owner of a private window cleaning company in Kiryat Ono admits that that his business employs exclusively Jewish workers due to fears voiced by customers that Arab cleaners may carry out terror attacks inside their homes.



While the owner of the company, Transparent Windows, said that he “has nothing against Arabs” in a conversation with a Ynet reporter, its website boasts "a small number of employees who “are all Jewish and have passed honesty tests so that you can be calm at all times."


The company's official website describes it as "a small company that cleans all kinds of windows," and has a small number of employees who “are all Jewish and have passed honesty tests so that you can be calm at all times."


Ze'ev Rothman explained that there is nothing inappropriate about the way his enterprise is represented.


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"You know, Jews are afraid of some sort of terror attack," he said, adding that homeowners who use the company’s services allow its employees to enter the most sensitive areas of thir homes.


“These people allow you to enter their bedroom, bathroom, any place in the house. There are those for whom it’s a matter of being afraid of terror,” he explained.


Rothman also implied that the absence of Arab employees at his company helps him book more cleaning jobs.


"Many people will look at my window cleaning company and the fact that I do not employ Arabs and say, 'Come on, let's book him.' That’s what all my clients say," he stressed.


Rothman was asked how he would have responded had an Arab applied for a job at his company, to which he replied that, contrary to what is stated on the official website, he is in fact currently considering a possibility of employing an Arab worker.


"I do not have anything against Arabs," he insisted. "I just worry about my business and I know people will ask me: 'Are you sending Arabs to our house? They will terrorize us.'"


The company has since issued an official response, claiming to be open to a policy change if anyone is offended by it.


"We did not intend to hurt anyone, and if it is bothersome to anybody, we will change it," said the statement.



פרסום ראשון: 09.12.18, 14:17
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