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#Flytilla #fools #foiled

#Flytilla #fools #foiled

Via Jerusalem Post:

Public Security Minister Yitzhak Aharonovitch told reporters at the airport Sunday, “As you can see, things are working normally at Ben-Gurion.”

The minister said the attempts by pro-Palestinian activists to enter Israel as part of the “flytilla” protest were still at their peak and praised police for enabling the airport to function normally on one of its busiest days.

He also praised European countries and airlines for refusing to allow hundreds of activists to board aircraft bound for Israel.

But rioters gotta riot:

While Ben Gurion Airport has remained relatively calm Sunday despite the declaration of a “flytilla” by anti-Israel activists, large protests have been taking place in airports in Europe, notably in Paris and Brussels. Large groups of leftists who planned to enter Israel and disturb normal operations at Ben Gurion Airport have been banned from flying, and they are making their dissatisfaction known at the airports where they are not being permitted to board planes.

Dozens of anarchists rioted in both Brussels and Paris at being denied boarding passes on flights to Israel. Both British Airways and Lufthansa canceled the reservations of over 400 passengers that Israel said it would not admit. Leftist groups sponsoring the flytilla said they would sue the airlines over the cancellations.

More coverage at CiF Watch, which is has someone live blogging from Ben Gurion Airport, as well as Israel Matzav and Anne in Petah Tikva.

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Man, those late night bull sessions have really worked out well, haven’t they “Anarchists.”

My eyes well up with the briny, bitter tears of 1,000 BDS singers suddenly struck down with laryngitis.

“Leftist groups sponsoring the flytilla said they would sue the airlines over the cancellations.”

Hope they have to post a bond against paying the airline’s legal fees.

Was there ever in history such a tribe of spoiled pizzle…???

The protesters will sue, and they will win … a refund of their ticket price. Every ticket for international carriage is contingent on the destination country allowing that individual passage. I don’t know of any country that has given up it’s right to deny a person entry.

    Milhouse in reply to Awing1. | April 15, 2012 at 5:09 pm

    I doubt they’ll even get a refund, if they try to fly and are denied entry at Ben-Gurion. Back in 1976 my father discovered at the airport that his passport had expired; the airline made him sign an agreement that if he was not admitted to his destination he would pay the full price for his flight back. (Luckily immigration on the other end admitted him, and the next day he went to the consulate to get a new passport.)

One of the things that undercut “Flotilla 2” was the involvement of Hamas, and another was the acknowledgement by Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) Secretary-General Ekmeleddin İhsanoğlu that there is no “humanitarian crisis” in Gaza, because –gasp– the Israelis were co-operating.

http://www.todayszaman.com/news-248741-oic-secretary-general-urges-different-routes-to-aid-gazans.html

Doubtless the outcome of that adventure has made it easier turn back the current nonsense.

When you catch ’em being good ….

    Joy in reply to Valerie. | April 15, 2012 at 12:20 pm

    ………and when you catch them being bad you ‘thank’ them with mockery 🙂

    From yesterday’s Jerusalem Post:

    Israel plans to present activists with letter questioning choice to hold protest against Israel rather than Syria, Iran or Hamas.
    Pro-Palestinian activists arriving Sunday at Ben-Gurion Airport as part of the anti- Israel fly-in dubbed the “flytilla” will be greeted with a sarcastic letter noting that while they could have chosen to protest the brutality in Syria, Iran and Gaza, they opted instead to protest against the “Middle East’s sole democracy.”

    “Dear activist,” starts the letter that will be translated into a number of different languages for the participants in an event formally being called “Welcome to Palestine.”

    “We appreciate your choosing to make Israel the object of your humanitarian concerns,” the letter continues.

    “We know there were many other worthy choices.”

    http://www.jpost.com/DiplomacyAndPolitics/Article.aspx?id=266012

I have an idea:
Put all of these anarchist morons on a permanent NO FLY list.
Problem solved.

LukeHandCool | April 15, 2012 at 1:14 pm

Don’t fret lefties!

Jonathan Livingston Seagull was rejected 18 times before he was able to take off.

Of course, he was smarter than these bird brains.

I love a country that isn’t afraid to defend itself. I used to live in a country like that! Sigh.

    Israel has successfully defended itself against both foreign and domestic threats. All while developing a prosperous economy to serve its people and the interests of foreign consumers. What’s not to like? The whole purpose of nations (i.e. administrative districts) is to localize risk and pursue resource recovery and development for the citizens’ benefit. Israel has demonstrated very effective administration of both natural and human resources.

    Milhouse in reply to persecutor. | April 15, 2012 at 5:10 pm

    Unfortunately Israel is in the process of committing suicide.

[Quote] – Leftist groups sponsoring the flytilla said they would sue the airlines over the cancellations. [End Quote]

They can threaten to sue all they like. My guess is that since they suffered no economic damages, they will be dismissed. Although, most of the countries are civil-law countries, so a judge might actually give them something for being stopped from committing a terrorist protest.

Further, I’m sure that somewhere in the EU carriage treaty amendments that somewhere there is a clause allowing denial of boarding for those attempting to commit an illegal act (which Flytilla would definitely qualify).

Of course, if a judge does give them something, expect the Airlines to start SCREAMING and for the EU members to VERY quickly pass laws stating explicitly that if the airline is notified that you will be denied entry into a country, the airlines can deny you boarding and KEEP the fare paid as an “administrative fee” just to make it painful for these Leftists. No compensation, no nothing; simply “you were going to aid in an illegal border crossing. You forfeit your paid fare.”

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