- Jan 22, 2007
Interesting opinion piece about haredi (ultra-Orthodox) male Jewish passengers refusing to sit next to female passengers. The writer wants these guys arrested... A bit drastic but maybe they should be booted off the flight. I wonder what would happen if this happened in OZ.
It's Time To Arrest Ultra-Orthodox Jews Who Delay Flights Over Seating | The Daily BanterYet again, the takeoff of a flight from New York to Israel was delayed because haredi (ultra-Orthodox) male Jewish passengers refused to sit next to women because their faith forbids it. The Dec. 20 El Al flight’s takeoff was delayed for 30 minutes when haredi men balked at sitting between two women, and other passengers refused to accommodate them in protest until one passenger finally relented.