Google fires employee for protesting Israel

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US technology company Google fired an engineer who protested against Israel at a technology event in New York.

In a statement, a Google spokesperson said that earlier this week an employee interrupted an official event sponsored by the company and prevented a colleague from speaking during a presentation.

“Whatever the issue, this behavior is not acceptable and the employee was terminated for violating our policies,” the statement said.

At the event in New York on Monday, a Google Cloud engineer interrupted an Israeli executive’s speech by saying, “I refuse to build technology that empowers genocide, apartheid or surveillance.”

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