A prominent Berlin-based attorney, who has won significant cases over the years including a landmark case against a German anti-Semite in January 2018, is suing the giant online travel agency Expedia for denying service to an Israeli customer.
By BENJAMIN WEINTHAL
The Jerusalem Post can exclusively report that a prominent German attorney has filed a lawsuit against the giant online travel agency Expedia for denying service to an Israeli passenger who sought travel aboard a Kuwait Airways commercial plane.
Attorney Nathan Gelbart told the Post on Saturday that a court hearing will take place on Wednesday. “Kuwait Airways denies transportation of Israeli passengers because of a racist boycott law against the Jewish State, claiming it must not let Israeli passengers on board.” Continue Reading »
British pro-Israel attorneys have forced Kuwait Airways to agree to compensate an Israeli woman it refused to allow on a flight from London to Bangkok on the grounds of her nationality.
• Kuwait Airways now legally obliged to either end its anti-Israel policy or its flights to & from the U.K.
By Dan Lavie & Israel Hayom Staff
Kuwait Airways will pay an Israeli citizen damages for refusing to sell her a plane ticket in November 2017.
Mandy Blumenthal filed a racial discrimination and harassment lawsuit with the assistance of U.K. Lawyers for Israel against Kuwait Airways after they refused to sell her a plane ticket to Bangkok once she presented an airline representative with her Israeli passport, Britain’s Jewish News reported. Continue Reading »
The Israeli man’s appeal argues that the Frankfurt district court’s controversial ruling facilitated “anti-Semitic discrimination to be imported into [Germany] and helped whitewash and sanitize it…We cannot allow our laws to be subverted by the state-sponsored racism.”
By Reuters & Israel Hayom Staff
An Israeli man appealed on Monday against a German court’s ruling upholding Kuwait Airways’ right to ban him from boarding a flight due to his citizenship, a legal decision that triggered sharp criticism from German officials and Jewish groups.
The appeal argues that the ruling accepted a racist Kuwaiti law and allowed the airline to override German laws requiring that airlines transport any passenger with valid travel documents, according to the Lawfare Project, which filed the appeal. Continue Reading »