Channel 2 reports that several employees of Google who were slated to appear as defense witnesses in a trial involving the company in Israel have refused to come to the country due to the “security situation.”
Instead, the two will be appear via a video link from Ireland, the report says.
“Due to the current security situation in Israel, and specifically in light of the terror wave, the witnesses have in recent days expressed a tangible fear that prevents them from traveling to Israel at this time,” Google’s lawyers in Israel are quoted as saying in a written request to the court to postpone the proceedings.
Lawyers for the plaintiff said Google’s request stems from “prejudice,” the report said.
“There are more stabbing incidents per capita in Ireland and the United States,” they say. “It’s just that there they get less coverage. The defendant’s request is based on prejudice, hysteria, and anti-Israel [sentiment].”