The delivery of Kuwait Airways has stopped selling tickets for the route new York – London after the U.S. Department of transportation threatened her by the court for refusing to let on Board an Israelite, reports the BBC.
According to the representative of the U.S. Department of transportation , has reported that the flights on this route will be closed, but will continue direct flights between new York and Kuwait.
In September, the U.S. Department of transportation sent Kuwait Airways letter in which he called for an end to «discrimination».
The airlines policy was the subject of criticism after two years ago she refused to ticket the citizen of Israel Eldad the gate in London Heathrow airport. There were other similar incidents.
In February of this year 26-year-old Israeli woman elizarovo the iris, which has a U.S. residence card (green card) and the last 15 years living in the U.S., was denied the right to Board aircraft Kuwait Airlines, a flight from Kennedy airport, new York, London. At the same time, her husband, U.S. citizen David Nektalov, didn’t interfere. Eliazarov filed a lawsuit, in which he described the behavior of this company as discrimination, violating her civil rights, as well as the legislation of both States. In this document, iris was always comparing himself to Rosa parks, initiator of the civil rights Movement of the black population of the USA in the 60-ies of the last century, and reminded of the Holocaust of European Jewry, which began with the separation of families and ended with the destruction of 6 million Jews.
The company explained its refusal by saying that Kuwaiti law prohibits the country’s citizens to enter into commercial treaties with Israel (regardless of religion).
In September of this year, the US Department of transportation found the refusal of the Kuwaiti national Kuwait Airways to serve Israeli passengers discrimination and a violation of U.S. law.
The lawyers for the airline argued that refusing to serve Israelis is not discrimination, because the company operates in accordance with the laws of the Emirate of prohibiting any contact with the residents and citizens of Israel.
However, the us Ministry of transportation rejected the airline. The airline had been given 15 days to inform the civil aviation administration of the USA about how it intends to comply with the laws of the country in this aspect.