Etihad Airways, ISIS, Israel Defense Forces, and Australia: An aviation story unfolding


Cooperation between Etihad Airways, the Israel Defense Forces, Lebanon, Australia and their common enemy Islamic State Terror may be a sign of Peace Through Tourism and Aviation?

Etihad Airways, the Israeli army and authorities in Australia, Lebanon, and Israel did their part quietly and without hesitation when preventing an ISIS terror attack on an Etihad Airways jet about to take off in Sydney. Etihad Airways is the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, a known enemy to Israel.

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Juergen Thomas Steinmetz has continuously worked in the travel and tourism industry since he was a teenager in Germany (1979), beginning as a travel agent up through today as a publisher of eTurboNews (eTN), one of the world’s most influential and most-read travel and tourism publications. He is also Chairman of ICTP. His experiences include working and collaborating with various national tourism offices and non-governmental organizations, as well as private and non-profit organizations, and in planning, implementing, and quality control of a range of travel and tourism-related activities and programs, including tourism policies and legislation. His major strengths include a vast knowledge of travel and tourism from the point of view of a successful private enterprise owner, superb networking skills, strong leadership, excellent communication skills, strong team player, attention to detail, dutiful respect for compliance in all regulated environments, and advisory skills in both political and non-political arenas with respect to tourism programs, policies, and legislation. He has a thorough knowledge of current industry practices and trends and is a computer and Internet junkie.