AMSTERDAM (Jun. 27)
The Amsterdam office of Iraqi Airways could face criminal prosecution for violation of Holland’s laws against racial discrimination.
The Iraqi airline issued a brochure stating that it does not carry people holding Israeli passports or passports showing the holder has visited Israel.
It also will not accept passengers “with Jewish connections,” the brochure said.
The matter was raised in Parliament, where Justice Minister Ernst Hirsch Ballin stated that if the airline follows such a policy, it is in violation of Dutch statutes.