Kuwait Air stops flights to NY rather than comply with requirement to fly Israeli passengers

Kuwait Air stops flights to NY rather than comply with requirement to fly Israeli passengers
(Image courtesy Kuwait Airways website)

[Ed. – Under Barack Obama, we’re not only handsome, we’re a powerful nation.  This is more evidence that the international status quo is falling apart, for those who have eyes to see.]

Kuwait Air has announced it will halt passenger service from New York’s JFK airport to Heathrow in London by January 18, due to a requirement by the United States Department of Transportation that it cease discrimination against Israeli travelers.

“The US Department of Transportation will not tolerate unlawful discrimination, and has mandated that the airline immediately cease that practice and allow Israeli passengers to travel between the US and London,” Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said on Friday.

The Times of Israel reports that DOT notified Kuwait Air its policies violated American law in September, after reviewing a complaint filed by an Israeli named Eldad Gatt. …

According to USA Today, Kuwait Air’s lawyers argued the Department of Transportation was not authorized to enforce consumer-protection provisions against the airline, in violation of Kuwaiti law.

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