Surprise discovery of a pair of…

lifted from tabletmag.com

I wonder why I am not surprised that the CEO blasting the Tunisian authorities isn’t a Norwegian?

An interesting lesson here… apparently if you stand your ground when confronted by the sheer stupidity of Arab countries who think they can dictate other countries, the Arab country in question was too happy to back down and offer insincere apologies. But an insincere apology is also an apology. However, it took a non-Norwegian CEO to lock horns.

 

Cruise Line Drops Tunisia Over Anti-Israel Bias

Israelis on a Norwegian Cruise Line ship not allowed to disembark in Tunisia

By Hannah Dreyfus|March 13, 2014 2:52 PM|Comments: 5

The Norwegian Getaway, a member of the Norwegian Cruise Line fleet. (David Hecker/Getty Images)

Norwegian Cruise Line has pulled Tunisia from its list of travel destinations following an incident in which Israeli citizens were kept from entering the country. Upon the cruise liner’s recent arrival at the Port of Tunis, 20 Israeli passengers were not allowed off the boat, JTAreported. While the rest of the passengers disembarked, the Israeli citizens were told to remain onboard the Norwegian Jade because the Tunisian government didn’t want them in the country.

“We want to send a strong message to Tunisia and ports around the world that we will not tolerate such random acts of discrimination against our guests,” Kevin Sheehan, Norwegian Cruise Line’s CEO, said in a statement. Sheehan maintained that the company had no prior knowledge of the Tunisian government’s policy.

The Anti-Defamation League praised the Norwegian Cruise Line for their quick and resolute response. ADL National Director Abraham H. Foxman said, “They have sent a clear message to Tunisia and other governments that discriminatory practices against Israelis and other nationals will have a negative impact on tourism.”

Tunisia had been a major attraction for the Norwegian Jade, with the cruise liner stopping there once every three weeks.

1 comment for “Surprise discovery of a pair of…

  1. martin
    March 18, 2014 at 5:37 pm

    Like every where else in today’s Islamic world, the Jews lived in Tunisia for over 2000 years. In other words, they were there before the Christians and the Muslims.

    It was the Jews that made DJerba a tourist site. A tiny minority live there today. So much for the successful ethnic cleansing of Jews from north Africa, and the middle east. When there are no longer Jews (Christians, too) in the Islamic lands, then the savages will be satisfied. Or will they? Who else will they slaughter, except among themselves perhaps? What despicable people. Still, Norway loves Israel’s enemies so much.

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