Kuwait Airways’ Ban on Israeli Passengers Challenged in German Court

An Israeli man has appealed against a German court’s decision to uphold Kuwait Airways’ claimed right to ban him from boarding a flight due to his citizenship, a legal decision that triggered uproar in Jewish groups.

The appeal argues that the verdict applied the racist law of a radical, totalitarian regime and allowed it to overrule German national air transportation laws that obligate every air carrier to transport any passenger with valid travel documents.