US: Anti-Semite cafe owner claims Facebook post blaming Jews for the Holocaust was ‘made by a hacker’
An anti-Semite coffee shop owner is defending himself and trying to save his business after he called Jews “animals” and blamed the Jews for the Holocaust on his Facebook page.
“Why is it so often a Jew is behind the suffering of others?” the deleted Facebook post read, along with identifying Palombo’s landlord as Jewish.
The post further blames Jews for rising rent costs and Wall Street greed, spawning the Occupy movement, which Palombo happens to be part of.
The post, which has since been deleted, was shared on social media and has inspired many to leave negative reviews on his business’s page and Yelp page.
Since his hacking story, more screenshots have circulated showing more anti-Semitic comments made by the coffee shop owner.
The business owner frequently shares his political opinion, including that of Israel. “I haven’t spoken out against Jews but I’ve spoken out against Israel and their occupation of Palestine,” he said.
The anti-Semite cafe owner admits that, due to the negative reviews being left online of his bistro, he will lose his livelihood.
“I literally almost vomited and puked. I got sick to my stomach,” Saul Hoffman of Albuquerque said. “One of the sentences in the post that he posted was that it was my grandparents’ fault that they were slaughtered and that there should be no sorrow or remorse for them.”
“I’m pretty troubled by the fact that someone would actually put such thoughts on social media,” Ana Andzictomlinson of Albuquerque added.
In the past, Palombo has had a landlord take him to court for failing to pay rent and a business partner take out a restraining order against him after a fight over money, according to online records.