MK Tibi Call for Boycott After Zara Franchisee Hosts Racist Ben Gvir Event

MK Ahmed Tibi (Hadash-Ta’al) called for a boycott of the Zara fashion chain after its local franchisee hosted a campaign event for racist MK Itamar Ben Gvir. Tibi, who has frequently clashed with Ben Gvir on the Knesset floor, took to Twitter to call out the “ugliness of Zara.”

Joey Schwebel hosted Ben-Gvir at his home in Ra’anana, Thursday night (Footage: Channel 12)

According Channel 12, Joey Schwebel, who holds Canadian and Israeli citizenship, hosted Ben-Gvir at his home in Ra’anana Thursday night. Schwebel chairs Trimera Brands, a fashion distribution giant which is the Israeli franchisee for Zara, controlling Zara Israel and other brands owned by Spain’s Inditex.

The rise of the fascist politician, a follower of late racist rabbi Meir Kahane, has raised hackles over his support for extreme right-wing positions, including the deportation of people deemed” disloyal” to the state. He has additionally allied with some of Israel’s most extremist racist movements and activists, including Lehava, a Jewish supremacist anti-miscegenation group, and the virulently homophobic Noam.