A young woman, Horia A., was allowed to check-in normally and then board the aircraft. But a few minutes before take off, a flight attendant arrived at Horia’s seat and asked Horia to come with her. Isolated in a corner of the aircraft, the embarrassed flight attendant asked her a first question:
“Madame, do you have an Israeli passport?”
“She said no,” said the flight attendant into her walkie-talkie to the ground crew.
Flight attendant: “And now, are you of Israe.. um, are you Jewish?”
Flight attendant into walkie-talkie: “Also, no”
During the next few minutes, Horia could see interactions and comings and goings among Air France personnel, before the flight attendant confirmed to her that she was forbidden to fly, citing “a very complex situation.”
Awful, but not surprising given how the Israeli government’s been acting the past few years on air travel.