Saudi Airlines Discriminates Against Israelis in U.S.

(New York Post) Beth Defalco - Saudi Arabian Airlines is discriminating against Israeli citizens by refusing to fly them from U.S. airports - even when passengers are simply looking to transfer in Saudi Arabia to another country. The airline's Web site asks for citizenship to book a ticket but has no option for anyone holding an Israeli passport. "Israeli citizens are being discriminated against right here at JFK. It's not only illegal; it's an affront to who we are," said New York City Public Advocate Bill de Blasio, who is demanding an end to the practice. U.S. Federal law says an "air carrier or foreign air carrier may not subject a person in air transportation to discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex or ancestry."

2013-07-16 00:00:00

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