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Israeli airline can't make women move seats for religious reasons, court rules - Guardian
As an 82-year-old Holocaust survivor and a former lawyer, Renee Rabinowitz might seem an unlikely figurehead in Israel's culture wars.

Rabinowitz has been thrust into the spotlight over an issue that has become an increasingly familiar problem for airlines flying in and out of Israel: ultra-orthodox men who refuse to take their seats next to women, demanding changes in seating and sometimes causing delays.

After successfully suing the country's national carrier, El Al, for gender discrimination and winning a landmark ruling, Rabinowitz's stand now means that flight stewards can no longer request female passengers move seats to accommodate ultra-orthodox men who do not want to sit next to them.

El Al mentioned they "will respect the verdict" and train their employees.

by Bernard on Sun Jul 16th, 2017 at 05:05:31 PM EST
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Wanna bet there will be designated orthodox only seat rows?

keep to the Fen Causeway
by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Sun Jul 16th, 2017 at 05:40:52 PM EST
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Women lost their seat at the Wailing Wall in Jerusalem [Al Buraq]

Global Warming - distance between America and Europe is steadily increasing.
by Oui on Sun Jul 16th, 2017 at 06:14:31 PM EST
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