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Woman removed from Air France flight for not being Jewish

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Ali Abunimah reports on a disgusting incident surrounding the recent flytilla, an action in France at the behest of Israeli authorities:

Air France demanded to know the religion of a passenger on a flight from Nice to Tel Aviv and removed her because she is not a Jew.

The 15 April incident, confirmed by an Air France official, may violate international and European law by subjecting prospective passengers to illegal religious discrimination…

Just imagine if a country demanded that Air France question passengers about their religion in order to exclude Jews. And imagine if Air France willingly complied.

More from Abunimah on the documentation of the incident:

The passenger’s account was published by the website of CAPJPO-Euro-Palestine and I have translated the following passage:

A young woman, Horia A., was allowed to check-in normally and then board the aircraft. But a few minutes before take off, a flight attendant arrived at Horia’s seat and asked Horia to come with her. Isolated in a corner of the aircraft, the embarrassed flight attendant asked her a first question:

Madame, do you have an Israeli passport?”

Horia: “No.”

She said no,” said the flight attendant into her walkie-talkie to the ground crew.

Flight attendant: “And now, are you of Israe.. um, are you Jewish?”

Horia: “no.”

Flight attendant into walkie-talkie: “Also, no”

During the next few minutes, Horia could see interactions and comings and goings among Air France personnel, before the flight attendant confirmed to her that she was forbidden to fly, citing “a very complex situation.”

Horia had the presence of mind to ask for a written statement, signed by the Air France employee, who was an accomplice despite herself in her bosses’ dirty tricks.

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Once again, Israel provides the MODEL and JUSTIFICATION for a world-wide (BDS-style) boycott, ending (until suitable Israeli compliance with law) all commercial air flights to or from Israel. Israel arrogates to itself the right to determine who may or may not fly to Israel based on a discriminatory basis. Very… Read more »

So they can stop a Christian who wants to visit the sacred sites in the Holy Land just because he is a Christian?

Remind me, what were the Crusades about?

“Air France demanded to know the religion of a passenger on a flight from Nice to Tel Aviv and removed her because she is not a Jew.” Apartheid unleashed

“Air France – Fly the Quisling skies!”

“Air France – Vichy do it all for you!”

It looks like the activists of the last week have achieved resounding success in displaying the real Israel to the world – probably well beyond their wildest dreams. I hope this is a precursor to redoubling the efforts to expose Israel in all its glory to the world – to… Read more »