Skip to comments.Israelis Detained on Board Norwegian Jade as Cruise Ship Docked in Port of Tunis
Posted on 03/10/2014 7:30:21 PM PDT by DogByte6RER
Israelis Detained on Board Norwegian Jade as Cruise Ship Docked in Port of Tunis
Israeli tourists were denied the right to disembark from the Norwegian Jade, a vessel operated by the Norwegian Cruise Line, when it stopped in the Port of Tunis, Tunisia recently, Jewish human rights organization Bnai Brith Canada said on Sunday.
As passengers prepared to get off the ship to visit the North African republic, the Israelis were quietly told that they were not welcomed by the Tunisian Government, the group said in a statement.
The cruise line did not advise the passengers in advance that Israeli tourists would be confined to the ship for the stop. Other Jewish passengers were unaware that their coreligionists were being detained, since no public announcements were made. They were outraged when it became known, Bnai Brith Canada said.
The groups CEO, Frank Dimant, said the Norwegian Cruise Line has a responsibility to its passengers to advise them of this discriminatory policy in advance.
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looks like a smaller, older ship.
Tunisia, the birthplace of the arab spring.
This is hard to believe - is this normal practice?
only two Arab speaking countries (AFAIK) will even allow you in with an Israeli stamp in your passport, Egypt and Jordan.
this december we’re going on Norwegian Star to Mexican Riviera, on a poker cruiseout of Port of L.A. Hope the Mexico Govt is OK with Xmas Catholics!
Otherwise I will be doomed to playing craps and hanging out by the pool grill. The horror!
I didn’t know this. I wonder why this made headlines.
When I was on a cruise ship that docked in Israel in the summer of 2012, the Israeli customs didn't stamp our passports just a slip of paper to accompany the passport. Furthermore at the end of the Israeli stay, the slips of paper were take back by the Israelis.
I’m not Jewish and their is no way I would ever disembark at a Muzzie country.
Sounds like a few people are going to get some free cruises.
Norway keeps its own immigration policy very strict but panders to, and perhaps delights in, the islamification of the world.
Norwegians are not generally pro-Israel inasmuch as their population bomb of Moslems is still sizzling. (It’ll go off in five years or so.)
The only thing to see in Tunis is Carthage.
If you want to see Carthage cruise with one of the Italian lines.
I have cruised the Med and seen Tunis and Carthage on MSC SPLENDIDA. MSC lines are delightful.
I do not really enjoy cruises but thought a cruise on the NOORDAM was the best yet.
I would possibly not have been permitted to disembark were I a cruiser on a Norwegian line.
This is “VICHY SYNDROME,” and it is alive and well!
Perhaps if the Jews topple a few more buildings in New York the world will really celebrate by turning their countries over to a bunch of inbred neanderthal paedophile suicide bombers!
Oh, too late.
Over 50 years ago I misspelled Christmas like that once.
Dad gave me a short informational lecture on the correct meaning and spelling. He finished with if you ever spell it like that again you will never get another Christmas present in this house. Never have misspelled again.
Same here. What’s more, I can’t think of any mohammedan country I would have any interest in visiting.
If youd like to be on or off, please FR mail me.
Being on a cruise ship when almost everyone else goes ashore and it's not moving is very nice.
that is one ugly looking ship.
Yes, it’s normal.....it’s posted on Vacations to Go.com that you might not be able to get off at Tunisia.
No Israeli with any sense at all would expect to disembark at a Muslim country with an Israeli passport. Did they bother to find out where the ship was going? It's not the cruise line's problem that the local government will not allow Israelis to visit.