Kuwaiti airline stops flights over anti-Israel discrimination

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By Hillel Fendel

“Lawfare Project” chalks up victory.

Instead of allowing Israelis to fly on its planes, Kuwait’s national airline – Kuwait Airways Corporation (KAC) – has halted all its inter-European routes, effective immediately.

The Lawfare Project announced that it had “won an extraordinary victory,” after its civil and criminal complaints against KAC in Geneva for its illegal discrimination against Israelis led to the shutdown.

The U.S. Department of Transportation determined, five months ago, that the airline was in clear violation of federal anti-discrimination laws. KAC thereupon terminated its flights from the U.S. to Europe.

It was just last week that Lawfare Project Swiss Counsel Philippe Grumbach filed legal complaints against KAC in Geneva. The airline apparently realized that Europe would respond as the U.S. did – and rather than allow Israelis to fly on its aircraft, it chose to halt its flights.

“By cancelling these lucrative flight paths rather than admitting Israelis on KAC flights,” the Lawfare Project announced, “the airline, wholly owned by the Kuwaiti government, is demonstrating its commitment to discrimination, even while exposing itself to enormous pecuniary loss.”

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