Delta Airlines has recently partnered with Saudi Arabian Airlines and, as a consequence, they must adopt the Saudi Arabian no fly policy for Jews/Israelis on flights to Saudi Arabia. Other rules include invasive VISA requirements for women; no one with an Israeli stamp on their VISA can enter Saudi Arabia; no non-Muslim religious icons are allowed; no Bibles unless it is one personal Bible, and so on.
I have read a lot about this in the last few days and there are greatly varying opinions on whether Delta’s alliance with the Saudi Airlines is a problem and whether it is Delta’s bad or Saudi Arabia’s or Obama’s. The Wall Street Journal doesn’t think it’s a big deal. A lot of Rabbis aren’t concerned. Many conservatives and at least one writer at The HuffPo are concerned (strange bedfellows they). Here are some articles so you can decide: Who to blame – is Delta innocent? and here: Delta under fire
I wonder at what point will we say, principles matter more than money? Our nation stands for freedom of religion or do we? Isn’t this policy apartheid and why aren’t ALL parties to blame? Isn’t allowing evil, evil? Remember when everyone raged about the South African apartheid?
Why partner with racists? Is apartheid okay when it’s Jews?
If you have an opinion you want to express, please call: DELTA AIRLINES CORPORATE HEADQUARTERS IN GEORGIA AT: 404-715-2600. WHEN YOU CALL, JUST HOLD FOR AN OPERATOR AND TELL HER THAT YOU WANT TO TALK TO A HUMAN BEING ABOUT A SERIOUS COMPLAINT. DO NOT PRESS ANY OF THE NUMBERS OR YOU WILL GET VOICE MAIL.
Also, call American Express corporate in NY and ask them to put pressure on Delta. Call PAUL EBBIGHAUS at 212-640-2000 X56820. Read here: Delta’s – No Jews, No Israelis