Jewish community officials in Lyon are preparing legal action to prove jewish conspiracy theories that luggage handlers at the city’s airport are deliberately withholding bags arriving from Tel Aviv:
A two-hour delay after Transavia’s flight arrived at the airport last Sunday resulted in a fight between angry passengers and airport personnel.
Some passengers, frustrated by the lack of explanation, entered a restricted area in an effort to retrieve their luggage. Airport police had to intervene to break up the fighting.
“This is not an isolated incident. These delays have been happening regularly for several years,” Richard Benita, the head of Lyon’s Jewish radio, told the JC.
“The airport is using subcontractors for its security and baggage deliveries. We never have problems with easyJet’s baggage handlers, only with Transavia. It seems some of their workers have resentment towards Israel and they express it by delaying luggage deliveries.
“The personnel is about 90 per cent originally from North African countries. I’m not saying they’re antisemitic or that all baggage handlers are involved but this can’t continue.”
Lyon-Saint Exupéry Airport, which is investigating the incident, said there was no discrimination against passengers flying in from Israel. A spokesperson told France 3 television that the average time for luggage delivery is 24 minutes, and the average for flights from Tel Aviv was 23 minutes.
But the airport admitted not enough baggage handlers had been scheduled to work on that busy Sunday evening.
“I don’t believe them if that’s their answer. There are just too many incidents,” said Mr Benita. “On Sunday, passengers arriving from Tel Aviv had waited for an hour when they saw passengers who had just arrived from Algeria getting their luggage.
…They accused Tel Aviv passengers of overreacting, saying delays are commonplace since their company allegedly cut jobs.
“Passengers from Tunisia, Morocco and Algeria can handle delays like everyone, so why can’t they?” one baggage handler, who would not give his name, told Lyon Mag.
Meyer Habib, a Jewish MP in the French assembly who represents voters living abroad, said he has written to France’s transport minister on the issue.
“There are elements that seem to show that a part of the personnel at Lyon-Saint Exupéry airport may have orchestrated a boycott due to their hatred of the Jewish state, showing one of the faces of contemporary antisemitism,” he wrote.
Jews fly on Sunday when everyone else usually takes the day off, but they expect special treatment and overtime work to accommodate them. If a Jew’s bags are delayed, it must be for a nefarious reason: ‘irrational’ Jew hate.
And why aren’t these Jews asking themselves, “Why would these Arab baggage handlers hate us so much that they delay our bags on purpose?”
The Masonic Jews who run France have publicly admitted that the antisemitism directed toward Jews in France is largely the result of Israel’s genocidal treatment of the Palestinians.
If Jews want their bags to arrive on time, stop butchering Palestinian children merely for throwing rocks at your tanks. Stop executing unarmed Palestinian women for allegedly having a knife. Stop your ritualistic blood lust and generally abrasive behavior and watch a lot of that “evil” antisemitism disappear. We won’t hold our breath waiting.