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Cruise cancelled because of outraged Jewish groups

April 24- French holiday group Club Med cancelled a cruise to Lebanon on Thursday after Jewish groups were outraged given the ban imposed on passengers with Israeli groups. Earlier, the company had announced that all those passengers with either Israeli visas or passports could not board its boat, the Club Med II, for the Lebanon leg of the cruise given restrictions imposed by Lebanese authorities.


As a result, the Simon Wiesenthal Centre, an organisation that works against anti-Semitism and the Representative Council of Jewish Institutions in France, created furor over the ban. "Lebanese authorities will not admit on their territory... passport holders with a visa or Israeli stamp. These will be prohibited to board the Club Med II,” was the warning issued by the French company, which the Wiesenthal Centre said was "offensive language" and demanded an apology Club Med "for the offense to world Jewry of your travel advisory."


Finally, Club Med cancelled the Lebanon leg of the cruise. 

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