On Saturday, Kuwait Airways announced that it will close its New York to London service as result of its dispute with US Department of Transport over boycott of Israeli passengers.
Since November 2014, several Jewish groups and US mainstream media have been running a vicious campaign against Kuwait Airways for refusing two Israeli Jews, Iris Eliazarov and Eldad Gatt to board its flight from New York City’s JFK airport to London’s Heathrow airport.
Early last year, both Israeli Jews filed law suits against Kuwait Airways. They’re represented by a Jewish lawyer Jeffrey Lovitky.
The Jewish leaders urged Transport Secretary Anthony Foxx, former Mayor of Charlotte, North Carolina (2009-2013) to take action against the Kuwait Airways. After his discussion with airline official, Foxx closed the case against the airline saying that Kuwait Airways was following Kuwait government’s policy and his department doesn’t to interfere in a US friendly state’s internal affairs.
David Horowitz’s FrontPage magazine slammed Anthony Foxx decision, calling him a “defender of Jew-hating Muslim airline.”
In May 2015, Senators Chris Murphy, Richard Blumenthal (Jewish), Cory Booker (Jewish), Edward Markey, Debbie Wasserman Schultz (Jewish), and Chuck Schumer (Jewish) sent a letter to Anthony Foxx and Penny Pritzker urging them to launch an investigation into Kuwait Airways’ anti-Israel passenger policy.
The Lawfare Project, a group that was created with the help of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, brought the matter to the attention of the New York City Council. as result, 10 Jewish members of the Council sent a letter to US Transport Department and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey demanding to enforce either anti-discrimination laws or stop the airline from operating at Kennedy airport.
Kuwait Airways appealed, saying its action was in compliance with Kuwaiti law. It said, therefore, it cannot lawfully comply with US Transport Department’s demand. It also explained that any changes in airline’s policy would have significant and far-reaching policy implications. Among other things, it said such a policy change would impact its operations on a global scale and cannot be limited to the US market alone.
On October 20, 2015, Anthony Foxx rejected Kuwait Airways’ genuine explanation and gave the airline 60 days to stop its “discriminating policy against Israeli citizens”.
Michael A. Krauss, in a long propaganda article published at Jewish Forbes magazine (October 18, 2015) blamed Kuwait Airways’ action as result of Muslim hatred toward Jews. Based on his racist accusation, shouldn’t American airliners boycott Israeli passengers around the world for hating Christians?
Anthony Foxx was the ‘president in waiting’ for the 2015 state of union. He also visited Israel in 2015 and praise Israel’s transport system.
Kuwait Airways, like many of national airlines from 57-Muslim majority states, refuses to accept passport and visa papers issued by the Zionist entity. The citizens of many Muslim countries are issued passports which don’t mention Israel. If a passport is found stamped with “Israel entry”, the bearer could get into trouble with airport staff at airport in many Muslim countries. However, Muslims who travel to Israel on Western passports (like on Canadian passport myself), they don’t face such problem entering Muslim countries like Pakistan, Iran, Malaysia or Indonesia.
In December 2015, Jewish-controlled Sciences PO University in Paris, expelled Amira Jumaa, a girl student from Kuwait. She was accused of posting pro-Palestinian statements on her Facebook.
In October 2014, Alam Alyawm daily quoting Kuwaiti Interior Ministry sources reported that there are 1,800 Jewish maids working in Kuwaiti households. Most of these maids are Falasha Jews who preferred to work in Kuwait than in anti-Black racist Israel.