Delta Criticized for Saudi Partnership: Can Jews Fly?

Delta Airlines has formed an alliance with Saudi Arabian Airlines that is causing people to question whether Delta discriminates against Jewish people. The Saudi government does not grant visas to Israelis. The Anti-Defamation League, an organization that fights anti-Semitism, has urged the airline not to "be a party" to discriminatory practices. Delta responded to the criticism in a statement: "Delta Air Lines does not discriminate nor do we condone discrimination against any of our customers in regards to age, race, nationality, religion, or gender." Read more of Delta's response on its blog.

 Discussion Starters:

  • Do you consider Delta's partnership discriminatory? Why or why not?
  • How do you react to Delta's response on its blog? Which arguments do you find most and least convincing?