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German Soccer Team Boycotts Saudi Airline that Banned Israelis

By: JTA

A German soccer team withdrew from a sponsorship agreement with Saudi Arabia’s national airline because it refuses to ticket Israeli citizens.

The FSV Frankfurt team abrogated the contract with Saudia this week after criticism leveled by Jewish groups and other organizations, according to the Associated Press.

The airline’s director told The New York Post in July that it does not fly Israeli citizens because they are not allowed into Saudi Arabia. In the case of a delayed or rerouted plane, Jews could land in the country, which does not have diplomatic relations with Israel.

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6 Responses to “German Soccer Team Boycotts Saudi Airline that Banned Israelis”

  1. Bear Klein says:

    FSV Frankfurt Good Work!!

  2. Robin Birdfish says:

    good job!

  3. If anyone wonders why there has never been a peace agreement between Israel and the Palestinians, this story should give you the answer. For decades, the answer on the Palestinian side has always been the same, no. Of course, the answer on the Israeli side has always been yes, and that's just as bad because too often, Israel is agreeing to destructive policies that will not advance peace but put Israel in a weaker position. A good example of this is the recent agreement by Israel to release Palestinian terrorists from prison. In recent and not so recent times, Israel has failed to withstand the pressure coming from opposing political leaders in Israel and the international community to stand up for their rights and make the differentiation between policies that will truly advance peace and proposals that do nothing to benefit Israel only the Palestinians. You don't have to be a political scholar at a Washington think tank to figure out that the reason why there hasn't been peace is really quite simple, the Palestinians don't want it. In a recent poll in this publication, the majority of Palestinians believe peace talks with Israel is a mistake, couple this fact with the Palestinian leadership doesn't want peace, and there you have your answer. The Palestinians like many other Arab nations, don't believe that Israel has a right to exist. But, what gives the Arabs the credentials to make such claims. It is a historical fact that Israeli tribes existed in the area now known as "Palestine" well before there was anything called the "Palestinians" as a population. So, if anything, the claim could be made that we should question the Palestinians right to exist. But, it really boils down to this. Until the Palestinians change their fundamental view that they want to live with Israel instead of destroying Israel and then convert it into a Palestinian state, we will never have any legitimate chance of finally authoring some sort of agreement for peace. Israel must also stop the practice of making foolish concessions that will do nothing except harm Israel. It will take different political Palestinian leadership to advance the cause of peace. Clearly, the Palestinian 's current regime has proven time and again they are not interested in any sort of agreement. In the mean time, Israel must buck the trend and stop caving to pressure.

  4. I agree with Prof. Katz (I sent you a FB friend request-when I lived in south Florida, I, unfortunately didn’t have a chance to be at one of your talks).

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