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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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