Borehamwood estate agent sorry for celebrating death of Lord Rothschild and hoping ‘other Zionists’ follow him

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Borehamwood estate agent sorry for celebrating death of Lord Rothschild and hoping ‘other Zionists’ follow him

Branch manager Amanda Hardy, who has been suspended for her social media posts, claims she did not know what the word Zionist means

Pic: Screenshot, Amanda Hardy.
Pic: Screenshot, Amanda Hardy.

The branch manager of an estate agent in the heart of one of the UK’s largest Jewish communities apologised for celebrating the passing of Lord Rothschild and calling for the death of anyone who supports Israel’s right to exist.

Amanda Hardy, from Barkers estate and lettings agents on Shenley Road in Borehamwood, who was removed from her role on Tuesday, wrote on social media in a now deleted post: “The world is a better place with this Zionist dead. Just got to hope all the others follow.”

Speaking to Jewish News twice on Tuesday, she apologised for the offence caused and said she had been unaware of what the word “Zionist” actually means.

She said: “I didn’t fully understand the word Zionist. I had a different impression of the word and totally misunderstood the meaning. I got the meaning completely wrong. I respect and care deeply about the Jewish community and have lots of close friends and clients who I have worked with over 20 years. I would never wish death on anyone. I’m a caring human and want peace for all of us on this beautiful planet we are blessed to live on.”

In an earlier conversation with Jewish News, Hardy said: “I have lots of Jewish friends. I have a rabbi that I know. Lots of beautiful Jewish friends and to be honest with you, they all love me and respect me and know me.”

Hardy denied her remarks were antisemitic, saying: “It’s nothing against the Jewish religion at all,” then added: “It’s the same as the Muslims and the terrorists. There are always the good and the evil. Not everyone prays to the demons. That’s how our world is set out.”

She went on: “I appreciate the call but there’s a lot of things that will coming out. Lots of things about Israel not on the mainstream news that will be coming out. You might want to start looking at Israel and what the Israeli people really think.”

Hardy recommended that Jewish News “do research yourself on what the Israeli people are fighting against. We are living in very bad time and also the great awakening. People are entitled to go and research and follow influential and knowledgeable people. I’m grateful for the Internet for that; to get more information and history. There’s no malice. Just knowledge.”

Hardy told Jewish News she believed in “flying the flag for humanity” and  would “never judge someone by their religion. Love thy neighbour. I would put my life down for anybody. I believe in the good Lord of this world. I’m protected because I’m only doing good. I love people. And animals. I’ve not done anything wrong because I genuinely care about the human race. War is horrendous.”

She added: “This is not as it seems. Share love, spread the love. Stay positive. Keep our frequencies high and we can conquer the evils of this world.”

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