GERMANY - Court Rules OK to Discriminate Against Israelis

Arno Froese

The Israeli, Shmuel M, who lives in Germany, wanted to travel in 2018 from Munich to Sri Lanka, with a layover in Kuwait. His ticket was canceled, because Kuwait boycotts Israelis. Shmuel filed a lawsuit against the travel portal.

The court concluded that the travel portal can deny Israelis service based on Israeli nationality and “because of the actual impossibility” of the trip.

The Jerusalem Post learned that the online travel portal, which was not identified in the German media, is the German branch of the Seattle-based Expedia.

Nathan Gelbart, a Berlin-based attorney who represents Shmuel, told the Post that “the Bavaria Supreme Court unfortunately has adopted the plaintiffs view that boycotting Israelis is no discrimination against Jews. In other words, discriminating Jews on German soil is fine as long as they are Israelis.

“Regrettably, the Munich court hereby promotes well-known antisemitic BDS methodology. There is only one way to stop this shame, suspending Kuwait Airways landing rights in Germany until they cease their discriminating transportation policy. I will be discussing further steps with our US partners from The Lawfare Project.”

The German Bundestag declared BDS [the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions campaign targeting Israel] as antisemitic in 2019.

Germany’s Bundestag and Chancellor Angela Merkel’s administration have made no serious efforts to amend German law to bar bias against Israelis in the federal republic. German Federal Minister of Transport and Digital Infrastructure Andreas Scheuer has imposed no penalties against Kuwait Airways or the regime of Kuwait in Germany., 27 June 2020

Arno's commentary

The reason for the court’s decision seems rather obvious: it’s not only “because of the actual impossibility,” but also discrimination is “fine as long as they are Israelis.”

Based on previous experience, the likelihood exists that a higher court will overturn this antisemitic decision.

Here again, we see how globalism is at work. Kuwait is a country with a population of about 3 million. It registers 75% Muslim, with 18% Christian. GDP per capita stands at $65,800. Exports are listed at $55.2 billion, with only $29.5 billion in imports. In plain words, money matters. Oil-rich Islamic countries still have the leverage, but the Bible says: “Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!” (Isaiah 5:20).

Arno Froese is the executive director of Midnight Call Ministries and editor-in-chief of the acclaimed prophetic magazines Midnight Call and News From Israel. He has authored a number of well-received books, and has sponsored many prophecy conferences in the U.S., Canada, and Israel. His extensive travels have contributed to his keen insight into Bible prophecy, as he sees it from an international perspective.

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