Berlin Probes Kuwait Airways for Discrimination Against Israelis (The Jerusalem Post)

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By Benjamin Weinthal
October 25, 2017

Germany is investigating whether Kuwait Airways, in violation of air-traffic laws, has refused to sell tickets to Israelis.

The probe, launched Tuesday by Transport Minister Alexander Dobrindt, follows a lawsuit filed by the Lawfare Project against the airline for alleged discrimination against an Israeli who sought to fly from Frankfurt to Thailand last summer but was denied a ticket purchase because of Israeli nationality.

Nathan Gelbart, the Lawfare Project’s German counsel, said: “This case makes clear that there should be no room for discrimination in Germany. Our country’s laws and common values should call German policy-makers to act immediately in ending Kuwait Airways’ systematic violations of civil rights in our country.”

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