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Fury of Jewish passengers at pork-only menu on easyJet flight
The Daily Mail ^ | 02/23/2011

Posted on 02/23/2011 12:30:13 PM PST by speciallybland

Menu on new flight out of Tel Aviv branded 'insensitive'

EasyJet has been branded 'insensitive' by Jewish customers who were served bacon sandwiches on a flight from Israel.

Airline staff for the budget airline were forced to apologise on the route to London when passengers of the Jewish faith were offered only ham melts and bacon baguettes.

The airline claims to take pride in its inclusion of kosher food on the journey which was was introduced only in November.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: bacon; ham; kosher; pork
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1 posted on 02/23/2011 12:30:17 PM PST by speciallybland
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To: speciallybland

It shoulda been advertised as halal ham.


2 posted on 02/23/2011 12:31:53 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: speciallybland

Besides, if I want to eat on a plane these days, I bring my own food.


3 posted on 02/23/2011 12:32:57 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: speciallybland

Who was quoted that was furious? No one. The Jewish passengers were not furious. Ridiculous title that makes it like Jews are on a hair trigger over getting their kosher food.


4 posted on 02/23/2011 12:33:00 PM PST by dennisw ( The early bird catches the worm)
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To: speciallybland

Oh please.
Eat the dang pork, it won’t kill you.


5 posted on 02/23/2011 12:34:01 PM PST by humblegunner (Blogger Overlord)
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To: speciallybland

But the airline won’t have to worry about any heads rolling...


6 posted on 02/23/2011 12:36:21 PM PST by Leftism is Mentally Deranged (Liberalism is against human nature. Practicing liberalism is detrimental to your mental stability.)
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To: humblegunner

Didn’t Jesus say that it’s what comes out of a man that makes him unclean, not what goes in?


7 posted on 02/23/2011 12:36:34 PM PST by Moonman62 (Half of all Americans are above average. Politicians come from the other half.)
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To: speciallybland

They probably thanked God they didn’t have to eat the airline food.


8 posted on 02/23/2011 12:37:03 PM PST by paulycy (Islamo-Marxism is Evil.)
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To: dennisw

I was going to make the same point. Inflammatory headline from a gutter paper.


9 posted on 02/23/2011 12:37:03 PM PST by babble-on
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To: speciallybland

If the passengers had been Muslim, the Justice Department would be charging them with a “Hate Crime”.


10 posted on 02/23/2011 12:37:38 PM PST by traditional1 ("Don't gotsta worry 'bout no mo'gage, don't gotsta worry 'bout no gas; Obama gonna take care o' me!)
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To: humblegunner

Edward Bernays was a Jewish lefty propagandist but he was also an ad man. American pork farmers paid him to promote bacon as a breakfast food at a time when bacon was seen as very low grade scrap meat.

I’m not seeing anything that says Jews were especially upset about this.


11 posted on 02/23/2011 12:40:38 PM PST by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: speciallybland
Years ago I was on a boat ride while on vacation, I was out on the smoking deck. A Jewish lady ask her husband, why in the world do they let these nasty people smoke out here. Dumb bitch was standing under the smoking area sign.
12 posted on 02/23/2011 12:40:38 PM PST by org.whodat
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To: org.whodat
Years ago I was on a boat ride while on vacation, I was out on the smoking deck. A Jewish lady ask her husband, why in the world do they let these nasty people smoke out here. Dumb bitch was standing under the smoking area sign.

Good question. Why did they allow the nasty people smoke out there?

13 posted on 02/23/2011 12:44:22 PM PST by SeeSac
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To: org.whodat
Years ago I was ...

Years ago when I was a kid I asked my father why the nasty smokers got the good center seats in the movie theatre.

He told me that it was because the smokers might set the theater on fire and if they did, they wanted to fire in the center and all the non-smokers close to the exits.

14 posted on 02/23/2011 12:46:39 PM PST by SeeSac
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To: humblegunner

Just because you don’t have religion doesn’t mean others do not.


15 posted on 02/23/2011 12:48:44 PM PST by thefactor (yes, as a matter of fact, i DID only read the excerpt)
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To: speciallybland

Sounds like EasyJet wasn’t thinking things through - some communication disconnect that will cost them customers. I don’t know about ‘furious’, but you’re in a bit of bother if you can’t survive four hours without eating. Fly El Al next time if your demands aren’t met, kashrut observers.


16 posted on 02/23/2011 12:49:03 PM PST by OldNewYork (social justice isn't justice; it's just socialism)
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To: SeeSac

LOL


17 posted on 02/23/2011 12:51:03 PM PST by org.whodat
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To: speciallybland

They just needed to recruit that Jewish cook we had in the Army. As you would come through the breakfast line, he would ask - “Kosher Bacon or Kosher Sausage?”

After a couple of days, I finally bit - Asked him “What do you mean, you can’t have Kosher pork.”

His answer, “Of course you can - it comes from a circumcised pig”

Problem solved.....


18 posted on 02/23/2011 12:52:28 PM PST by DelaWhere (Better to be prepared one year early than one day late!)
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To: speciallybland

Brits just can’t contain their hatred of Jews


19 posted on 02/23/2011 12:54:42 PM PST by montag813 (http://www.facebook.com/StandWithArizona)
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To: speciallybland

Ham and Swiss on rye with mustard. Oy, but it tastes so good. ;^)


20 posted on 02/23/2011 12:55:05 PM PST by Bringbackthedraft (I see a dark cloud coming over the horizon, and its reminiscent of 1939.)
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To: speciallybland
Enough already! If they didn't want to eat the stuff, they had to wait a whole four and a half hours, existing on peanuts, pretzels, and bourbon. I just did this myself as a test, and it's not so tough.

ML/NJ

21 posted on 02/23/2011 12:56:59 PM PST by ml/nj
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To: thefactor
Just because you don’t have religion doesn’t mean others do not.

THESE are a lack of religion?


22 posted on 02/23/2011 12:59:30 PM PST by humblegunner (Blogger Overlord)
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To: Paladin2
I bring my own food.

I frequently do this too. It's sort of funny to see the looks I sometimes get from my neighbor when I'm eating some humongous roast beef sandwich and he has a small turkey sandwich with 3mm of turkey in it and a leaf of lettuce. One time, right after takeoff, I requested a bottle of wine to go with my sandwich. The stewardess understood my urgent need and complied; and smoke was coming out of the ears of the guy across the isle from me.

Wait for the TSA to confiscate sandwiches!

ML/NJ

23 posted on 02/23/2011 1:04:30 PM PST by ml/nj
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To: dennisw

[ Who was quoted that was furious? No one. The Jewish passengers were not furious. Ridiculous title that makes it like Jews are on a hair trigger over getting their kosher food. ]

The article from dhimmi UK, was trying to equate one group that doesn’t like pork to the other radical group that doesn’t like pork and flys off the handle on the slightest provacation....


24 posted on 02/23/2011 1:06:12 PM PST by GraceG
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To: speciallybland

Oh please. Get over it. I’m so sick of this “insensitivity” crap.

People are too thin-skinned and easily offended these days. Besides, airline food sucks.


25 posted on 02/23/2011 1:06:12 PM PST by Emperor Palpatine (Tosca, mi fai dimenticare Iddio!!!)
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To: humblegunner
Eat the dang pork, it won’t kill you.

Neither will eating insects. But I suspect you would find this revolting.

ML/NJ

26 posted on 02/23/2011 1:06:32 PM PST by ml/nj
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To: DelaWhere

LOL


27 posted on 02/23/2011 1:10:00 PM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: ml/nj

John the Baptist ate locusts....


28 posted on 02/23/2011 1:10:27 PM PST by Emperor Palpatine (Tosca, mi fai dimenticare Iddio!!!)
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To: Moonman62
Didn’t Jesus say that it’s what comes out of a man that makes him unclean, not what goes in?

That's fine for Christians, but Orthodox Jews see things differently.

29 posted on 02/23/2011 1:11:31 PM PST by Lurking Libertarian (Non sub homine, sed sub Deo et lege)
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To: dennisw

Yeah, but “Jews slightly annoyed at airline screwup” is a boring headline nobody would click on.


30 posted on 02/23/2011 1:12:52 PM PST by discostu (this is definitely not my confused face)
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To: speciallybland

I think this was probably an intentional insult to Jews and I doubt that Easy Jet would have done it on a flight to Mecca (since Muslims also do not eat pork).

If there had been another menu option, I’d say the pork sandwiches were just an oversight, but if the travelers were offered only things with pork, I’d suspect a little malice.

It’s not a long flight and I have survived much longer flights without a bite (I’m not Jewish, I just hate airline food and won’t pay the exorbitant price for their “snacks”). I prefer to spend my money on a couple of overpriced minis of my favorite libation and remember the times when the minis used to be free on international flights...

So the passengers weren’t starving to death and it wasn’t advertised as a Kosher flight...but if it was going direct to Tel Aviv, common sense and decency say that something other than pork should have been offered.


31 posted on 02/23/2011 1:16:28 PM PST by livius
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To: speciallybland

Next time send me the ham melts and bacon baguettes.


32 posted on 02/23/2011 1:20:09 PM PST by Seruzawa (What's Democrat's legacy? Almost 1/2 million dead US soldiers and collapsed cities.)
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To: speciallybland; Peanut Gallery

Smoked ham: great for Hannukah!

See also: this’ll piss off the ROP.


33 posted on 02/23/2011 1:33:31 PM PST by Professional Engineer (Conservative States of America has a nice ring to it.)
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To: speciallybland

What a dilemma!.... free ham sandwich or a free bacon sandwich?


34 posted on 02/23/2011 1:33:31 PM PST by NeverForgetBataan (To the German Commander: ..........................NUTS !)
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To: cripplecreek
Actually, the sandwiches were made out of English bacon, which is like our ham.

Still, pretty big screw up for an airline trying to establish a new route.

I agree, nothing in the story indicated people were "furious."

35 posted on 02/23/2011 1:35:42 PM PST by colorado tanker
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To: Moonman62

“Didn’t Jesus say that it’s what comes out of a man that makes him unclean, not what goes in?”

You are correct, however, these are Jews, not Christians here. As such, Jesus was just all right (oh yeah).

The airline could have a laugh at its own expense on this, smack itself on the forehead, and apologize with a drink ticket or something of that sort.

The gaffe is actually funny, and my experience with Jews are that they have a fantastic sense of humor.

It’s not the mistake, it’s how you recover, and this is a mistake you can actually turn into a load of free, very inexpensive, publicity.

Nobody rolls with the punches like Jews do. Stiff necked? Absolutely, but they are still the best.


36 posted on 02/23/2011 1:45:12 PM PST by RinaseaofDs (Does beheading qualify as 'breaking my back', in the Jeffersonian sense of the expression?)
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To: colorado tanker
Imagining that God really gives a hoot about what one eats is the absolute definition of superstitious NONSENSE...

During the ice age, humans ate ANYTHING that didn't eat them first. That's why we're here. Like it or not.

37 posted on 02/23/2011 1:47:52 PM PST by Huebolt (It's not over until there is not ONE DEMOCRAT HOLDING OFFICE ANYWHERE. Not even a dog catcher!)
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To: humblegunner
Eat the dang pork, it won’t kill you.

Trolling again? Drink your own urine, it won't kill you.
38 posted on 02/23/2011 1:48:42 PM PST by Tzfat
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To: Emperor Palpatine

Locusts are kosher. Read Leviticus 11.


39 posted on 02/23/2011 1:49:37 PM PST by Tzfat
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To: Tzfat
Trolling again? Drink your own urine, it won't kill you.

Post more, you're amusing.

Tell me how eating pork will kill someone.

40 posted on 02/23/2011 1:51:37 PM PST by humblegunner (Blogger Overlord)
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To: Huebolt
Imagining that God really gives a hoot about what one eats is the absolute definition of superstitious NONSENSE...

Not a Bible believer, eh? The first instruction given to man was, you shall not eat if the tree...
41 posted on 02/23/2011 1:52:15 PM PST by Tzfat
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To: Moonman62
Didn’t Jesus say that it’s what comes out of a man that makes him unclean, not what goes in?

"Fury of Jewish passengers...."

42 posted on 02/23/2011 1:54:15 PM PST by speciallybland
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To: humblegunner

Read Leviticus 11. It isn’t about your proud declaration, it is about humility toward the Almighty that calls it an abomination.


43 posted on 02/23/2011 1:55:23 PM PST by Tzfat
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To: Tzfat
No pork for you, then.
44 posted on 02/23/2011 1:57:19 PM PST by humblegunner (Blogger Overlord)
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To: DelaWhere

Could I have that on a bagel?


45 posted on 02/23/2011 1:57:56 PM PST by MrB (Tagline suspended for important announcement on my home page. Click my handle.)
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To: speciallybland

Jesus was Jewish... at least on his mother’s side.

(duck)


46 posted on 02/23/2011 1:59:16 PM PST by MrB (Tagline suspended for important announcement on my home page. Click my handle.)
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To: Tzfat
The first instruction given to man was, you shall not eat if the tree

There were pigs "if" the tree?

Rotten tree pigs!

Apologies to Orson Scott Card for the tree pig reference.

47 posted on 02/23/2011 1:59:47 PM PST by humblegunner (Blogger Overlord)
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To: Tzfat
...believer?

The old testament is full of atrocities, slavery, and mass murder. Following every tenet, word for word, would get one into prison in a hurry.

Every tribe in existence believes it has the sole and complete devine truth, and they're all correct.

Man cannot limit God in any way, including the basic definition of same.

48 posted on 02/23/2011 2:00:13 PM PST by Huebolt (It's not over until there is not ONE DEMOCRAT HOLDING OFFICE ANYWHERE. Not even a dog catcher!)
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To: Huebolt

Man cannot limit God in any way, including the basic definition of same


A basic Islamic tenet. Peace be upon you.


49 posted on 02/23/2011 2:02:35 PM PST by MrB (Tagline suspended for important announcement on my home page. Click my handle.)
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To: Huebolt
Man cannot limit God in any way, including the basic definition of same.

You just did. /irony
50 posted on 02/23/2011 2:16:00 PM PST by Tzfat
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