Report: Saudi Airlines refuses tickets to Israeli citizens

July 16, 2013 02:30

Saudi Arabian Airlines is discriminating against Israeli citizens by refusing to fly them from US airports, even for flight transfers, the New York Post reported Monday.

According to the Post, the airline’s website requests details for citizenship in order to book a ticket but has no option on a drop-down menu for anyone holding an Israeli passport.The Post's reporter hit out at the discrimination, saying that it "doesn't appear accidental" given the drop-down menu even has an option for Antarctica.

According to Bill de Blasio, a public Advocate and mayoral candidate, when questioning the airline, the agent responded that "since you [the caller] have Israeli nationality, you will not be allowed to go on Saudi Airlines."

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