Jewish Woman Sues For Being Asked to Change Airplane Seat to Accommodate Ultra-Orthodox Passenger

NEW YORK - JULY 22: An El Al Airlines plane is seen at Terminal 4 at John F. Kennedy Airport in New York. The Federal Aviation Administration halted all flights from the United States to Tel Aviv following a rocket attack near Ben Gurion International Airport(Photo by Eric Thayer/Getty Images)
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The Independent reports:

A Holocaust survivor who was told to move seats on a flight so an Ultra-orthodox Jewish man would not have to sit beside a woman has said the rule is “not in the Torah”.

Renee Rabinowitz is now suing Israel’s national airline for discrimination after being told to change seats after a strictly religious Jewish man requested not to sit next to her.

The 81-year-old retired lawyer said El Al airline would never have agreed to a non-Jewish person saying they did not want to sit next a Jew, and this was “no different”.

“I don’t believe El Al would move a person in those circumstances,” Ms Rabinowitz told The Guardian.

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