Kuwaiti "no-Israelis" airline has to stop flights

"Lawfare Project" chalks up victory.

Hillel Fendel,

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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." 

Ironically, the Project noted, "the Arab League boycott of Israel was instituted with the stated goal of delegitimizing and bankrupting the Jewish state... The Jewish state and its businesses and people will continue to thrive; it is those choosing discrimination over profits and the Arab League over international operations who will face the threat of insolvency." 

The Lawfare Project bills itself as "the only organization of its kind dedicated solely to identifying, analyzing and facilitating a response to lawfare in all its manifestations."

It is currently running a video showing that Freedom of Speech is in grave danger when it comes to public discussion of Islam. It cites examples of "censorship, intimidation, lawsuits and even violence" when Islam is publicly criticized, and notes examples of Islamic terrorism that are reported and/or publicly classified specifically without references to Islam.




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