Lawfare Project to Expedia: Stop Enforcing Kuwait Airways' Anti-Semitism

Press Release – For Immediate Release
July 17, 2019

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Leading civil rights group fires latest salvo against airline's illegal policy

New York, NY — Yesterday, The Lawfare Project dispatched a letter to Expedia Group CEO Mark Okerstrom warning him of the potential consequences of continuing to facilitate Kuwait Airways' policy of refusing to sell tickets to Israeli passport holders.

The Lawfare Project has challenged this illegal, discriminatory policy for several years in various jurisdictions. In 2015, the airline was forced to shutter its flight route from New York JFK to London Heathrow, along with its entire inter-European route network in 2016.

Brooke Goldstein, Executive Director of The Lawfare Project, released the following statement:

"Kuwait Airways has already made it clear: they hate Jews more than they like flying passengers. Sadly, this company has chosen to enforce a racist, illegal policy no matter the impact on its operations or the cost to its bottom line.

"We hope Expedia will choose a different path. The world's largest travel agency must decide whether to stand on the side of equality and justice or continue to enforce Kuwait Airways' discrimination and subject itself to reputational damage and potential legal liability."

Read the full letter here.

Read more about Kuwait Airways' unlawful discrimination and The Lawfare Project's work to combat it here.

The Lawfare Project is a global network of legal professionals that contribute their skills, time, and expertise to defending the civil and human rights of the Jewish people and pro-Israel community, and fighting discrimination wherever they see it.