“Instead of a gift I received swastika” said Ayelet, who commissioned a cupcake baking machine from a seller from Britain on eBay, and was shocked to see such a horrific expression of Antisemitism.
Antisemitism 2014: Ayelet, a resident of the central districts of Israel, was shocked to see a swastika drawn on a package of electrical appliance she bought online. Ayelet bought the device “Cake Tops” on the shopping site eBay. After three weeks of waiting, the package arrived to its designation, but instead of being happy, Ayelet’s heart grew heavy.
“At first I did not believe it, near the address and the word ‘Israel’ I saw a swastika drawn with a red marker. It was not a scrap. It was very clear and unambiguous. It was shocking,” says Ayelet “I never imagined something like that could happen. This is the first time I order something especially for me, and instead of a present, I got a swastika “.
The package was sent from England to Israel and Ayelet does not believe that the company itself is responsible for fact, but it is clear that someone who took part handling the package did it. “It’s still outrageous and upsetting to me. This is just not something you do. I do not want to think about what would happen if a Holocaust survivor would order something over the Internet for their children or grandchildren, and get a package with a swastika on it. I do not want to think about what I would have had to explain to my children if they were older and would have seen it. It is outrageous and only shows that anti-Semitism is increasing if something like this happens.”
Ayelet; who posted on the Israeli Facebook group “Mothers Cook Together” and got a large number of comments in a short time, indicated that she intends to contact the acquisitions company and demand that they investigate who is responsible for drawing the swastika.
Originally published on nrg.