web analytics
March 29, 2015 / 9 Nisan, 5775
At a Glance
News & Views
Sponsored Post


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.

About the Author:


If you don't see your comment after publishing it, refresh the page.

Our comments section is intended for meaningful responses and debates in a civilized manner. We ask that you respect the fact that we are a religious Jewish website and avoid inappropriate language at all cost.

If you promote any foreign religions, gods or messiahs, lies about Israel, anti-Semitism, or advocate violence (except against terrorists), your permission to comment may be revoked.

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).

Comments are closed.

Current Top Story
18,000 Iranian Centrifuges
Netanyahu Warns Iran-Yemen-Nuclear Deal Axis ‘Dangerous to Humanity’ [video]
Latest News Stories
Hagala

A man makes his cooking pots kosher for Passover by dipping them into boiling water, in a process called Hagala.

Solar panels on the roofs of Israel's Knesset.

Israel’s Government Building Becomes ‘Greenest Parliament’ in the World

18,000 Iranian Centrifuges

The Prime Minister told the Cabinet the deal in the works is even worse than feared.

John Kerry stuck in Lausanne for more talk with Iran.

Don’t expect Iran to sign anything before the last minute, if not afterwards, and if at all.

With “congratulations” like these, who needs a punch in the stomach?

The Iranian-backed rebels also threaten suicide bombing attacks as they approach the Saudi border.

The discovery would be a death blow the PA claims that Tel Aviv is “Palestinian” if it weren’t for the fact that that Arafat was born in Egypt.

Who is Horowitz? He’s Netanyahu’s eyes and ears. He’s very close to him, literally his personal representative everywhere…

“The US negotiating team are mainly there to speak on Iran’s behalf with
other members of the 5+1 countries and convince them of a deal.”

Saudi Arabia withdraws personnel from Aden. Iran calls Saudi strike a “strategic mistake.”

“The tone of #US officials’ background comments on #Iran talks is getting progressively more dreary, like the weather in #Lausanne,” Associate Press reporter Matt Lee tweeted Saturday night. Lee is a veteran journalist who has a keen eye and ear that cuts through the double talk and dishonest smiling faces of American diplomats. If he […]

It is a long tradition in the Muslim world never to agree to anything at an agreed time.

Hamas test fired a rocket on Saturday, the rocket landed within the Gaza Strip.

Israel was aware of the report’s impending release and did not object.

The PA hasn’t changed anything on their end, so why did Netanyahu suddenly change his policy?

More Articles from JTA

More than 20 cars and buildings in a Jewish community in north London were vandalized with swastikas. The Nazi symbol was drawn on approximately 27 cars in the Osbaldeston Road area of Stoke Newington on Sunday night, The Daily Mail reported. An unnamed 32-year-old man was arrested in connection with the vandalism Tuesday. The neighborhood […]

New York State Assemblyman Dov Hikind called on the Jewish community to attend the funeral of an assassinated New York police officer. “The brave men and women of the NYPD risk their lives every day to protect us. We value them and stand with them,” Hikind, a Democrat who represents Brooklyn, said in a statement […]

“Move Jew” scrawled on a Philadelphia home and slurs written on a synagogue and 10 garages in Chicago.

The Nazis nearly destroyed the 17th synagogue.

Cuba has “the largest pool of untapped baseball talent in the world, and Major League Baseball may tap and leave Cuba dry.

Argentina’s president Christina Fernandez has accepted an official Jewish godson for the first time in the country’s history to help counter legend of death to a seventh son. She described in seven tweets her meeting with her new godson, Yair Tawil, a member of a Chabad-Lubavitch family. He was adopted as a godson under a […]

A fundraising campaign started quietly by two first graders two years ago to help find a cure for a rare genetic disease just passed the $1 million mark.

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/155973/2013/12/05/

Scan this QR code to visit this page online: