THE UNFRIENDLY SKIES
Delta adopts Saudi 'no-Jew' fly policy
Challenge to discrimination building as Congress, lawyers warned of plan
Posted: June 22, 2011
8:34 pm Eastern
By Bob Unruh
© 2011 WND
Air Lines' plan to add Saudi Arabian Airlines to itsSkyTeam Allianceof partnering companies would require the American carrier to ban Jews and holders of Israeli passports from boardingfrom New York or Washington bound for Jeddah, prompting outraged accusations of illegal religious discrimination.
The issue, which has caught the attention of theAmerican Center for Law and Justicealready, was raised when Washington attorney Jeffrey Lovitkyperusingprocedures for travel.
"As we learn more about the issue and facts, we are determined to ensure that was American citizens do not face discrimination by airlines like Delta that are passenger code-sharing with Saudi Arabian, said Colby M. May, director and senior counsel of the ACLJ.
"We will be communicating our position with members of Congress, the State Department and Delta Air Lines to ensure that the rights of American citizens are protected," he said.
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