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Lufthansa CEO Apologizes in Conversation With Berlin’s Rabbi

In a video conference with Berlin Shliach and Chief Rabbi Yehuda Teichtal, Lufthansa CEO Carsten Spohr today apologized for the recent antisemitic incident at Lufthansa in which visibly Jewish passengers were barred from boarding a flight. Full Story

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Boruch & (Brouria Hoffinger A'H)
May 11, 2022 12:33 pm

Big fines, Big!
Not ‘Training’ but Big Fines.
People learn from pain.

Forget fines
Reply to  Boruch & (Brouria Hoffinger A'H)
May 11, 2022 1:26 pm

Lawsuits! Sue their pants off! Every Jew on that flight should become a millionaire

yes!
Reply to  Forget fines
May 11, 2022 2:56 pm

I agree, I’m sick and tired of having to work for a living.

Well said
Reply to  Boruch & (Brouria Hoffinger A'H)
May 11, 2022 10:22 pm

I agree 100%

Mendel
May 11, 2022 12:40 pm

Apologize to the passengers, not some rabbi in Germany!!

Better apologize to each person as an individual
Reply to  Mendel
May 12, 2022 10:32 am

Exactly! It’s a very nice gesture to apologize to the rabbi, but it’s still passive-aggressive anti-Semitism: don’t lump us altogether just because we all look the same, like religious Jews! That’s exactly what the Lufthansa agents did at the airport and by apologizing to the rabbi – and not to each individual Jew who was affected – furthers the idea that we can all be collectively punished and collectively apologized-to. Better instead to apologize to each and every individual – the rabbi (I’m sure is a great person) does not speak for and represent each separate individual.

This is apology is worth Zero!!!
May 11, 2022 1:12 pm

Lufthansa has still never acknowledged that they were guilty of anti-Semitism.
Never apologized for saying it was one group etc… the list can go on and on.

This only makes the issue worse by us (Chabad) showing that the airline can get away with what happened only because the CEO spoke to a Rabbi.

Yeah but...
Reply to  This is apology is worth Zero!!!
May 11, 2022 7:37 pm

So to you it might seem like there will be no justice now because of this talk. However, if the rabbi wouldn’t have spoken to him, let’s be honest, there would have been nothing at all.

So?
Reply to  Yeah but...
May 15, 2022 12:04 pm

What do we need their apologies for exactly? They’re only doing it for themselves

Mrs. C
May 11, 2022 2:19 pm

It would be most appropriate that Lufthansa admits that there was anti-semitism displayed in the behavior of the workers and dismiss them immediately.

Definition of an "apology "
May 11, 2022 6:31 pm

There is a very big difference between the words “sorry” and “apology” or “apologise.” In contrast to “sorry,” the word “apology” is an ambiguous term. It could either imply that the person is “sorry” or the exact opposite-I.e. the person tries to defend and justify their position. Whenever, one hears a politician, a bureaucrat or big corporate executive/CEO “apologize” and dafka use that word, then they need to take that “apology” with a big grain of salt

Don Yisroeil
May 11, 2022 6:49 pm

Lufthansa knows exactly who these passengers were.
Why not simply come to New York, invite the passengers to a Brooklyn or WB venue and apologize and draw a picture of what consequences Lufthansa will take?
Dan lekaf z’chus: it’s not a bad first step to talk to 2 German rabbis. But that’s what it only is: a first step. This surely cannot be all!
By the way: calling a German police-officer a Nazi is such a Chilul H”. My gosh too embarrassing. Subsequently that officer’s response wasn’t smart either.

pay $$$
May 11, 2022 9:16 pm

every passenger bared from flight s should receive full payment for their losses
otherwise the apology isworth zero

Anti semitic attack
May 12, 2022 2:27 am

All passengers should be compensated financially.
Saying SORRY is nothing

Feh!
May 12, 2022 5:47 am

I’m sure there was a “but” in the apology, and as we all know, anything that comes after “but” is what the speaker really means.

90 years on, and it’s still with us.

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