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Saudi Arabia Airline’s ‘No Israelis Allowed’ Policy Violates Law

Saudi Arabia Airline refuses to issue tickets in New York for Israelis, even if they are only stopping off in Saudi Arabia for a connecting flight, a policy that contradicts federal law.

The airline’s website asks travelers for their citizenship but does not have an option available for “Israel” although it does have options for other countries, even Antarctica, The New York Post reported.

Mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio was quick to jump on the report, and one of his staff called the airline, saying he was an Israeli trying to fly from JFK to India. The airline agent said he could not fly with Saudi Arabia Airlines.

United States law states, “[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.”

“No city in the world has closer ties to Israel than we do, and yet Israeli citizens are being discriminated against right here at JFK. It’s not only illegal; it’s an affront to who we are,” said Blasio.

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9 Responses to “Saudi Arabia Airline’s ‘No Israelis Allowed’ Policy Violates Law”

  1. Tim Upham says:

    Business is business, so why hamper it with these stupid nonsense regulations.

  2. Moses Wolfe says:

    Ban the airlines from any airport of any moral country.

  3. יוסף אלכסנדר מנטאלבו says:

    Because the law is the law

  4. which regulation is stupid ? No Israelis or every body who pays flys .

  5. Yes ,but in Arabia thier laws rule while in the U. S. their law is boss.As far as I am concerned this effort by the Arabs is a deal breaker.

  6. Tim Upham says:

    Gerald Jencks All airlines like to make money, and Saudi Arabia Airlines is just denying itself of that profit-making activity. Unless, they are so heavily subsidized by the state. If that is the case, then an international boycott should be placed on them.

  7. יוסף אלכסנדר מנטאלבו says:

    In Arabia, its their law, when they come into the united states, they have to follow our laws, thats how it works.

  8. Naveed Rai says:

    If any muslim coming to U.S is immorally checked at airports and nobody says that discrimination than what's the problem here? I m happy atleast some arab muslim do something which create an opportunity that the rest of the world feels how we muslims feel when we go to U.S.

  9. Susan Cohen says:

    Immorally checked? How disgusting that you could compare the two. EVERYONE is checked at the airports.

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