B’nai Brith Canada has learnt from Canadians aboard the ship that Israeli tourists were denied the right to disembark from the Norwegian Jade cruise line as it dropped anchor in the Port of Tunis.
As passengers started to prepare to visit Tunisia the Israelis were quietly told that they were not welcomed by the Tunisian Government.
The cruise line had not advised the passengers in advance that Israeli tourists would be confined to the ship.
According to some Jewish passengers, as nothing in writing or by public announcements were made the other Jews aboard were unaware that their coreligionists were being detained.
They were outraged when it became known.
According to B’nai Brith Canada’s CEO,Frank Dimant, “the cruise line had a responsibility to it’s passengers and advise them of this discriminatory policy in advance. Better still the cruise line should avoid ports that have such policies.”
The good news is, the Canadian government only wasted $412,000.00 of your tax dollars on Tunisia.