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Tags: ML | Israel | El Al Discrimination

Israel's El Al Faces Scrutiny after Moving Female Passengers

Sunday, 24 June 2018 12:38 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli airline El Al is facing new allegations of discrimination after moving two female passengers under pressure from male ultra-Orthodox travelers who refused to sit next to women.

In 2016, a similar case of discrimination was filed against the airline by a female passenger. Israel's Supreme Court ruled that asking a passenger to move their seat based on gender is a form of discrimination.

The most recent incident occurred on a New York to Tel Aviv flight last week. In a statement Sunday, El Al said discriminating against airline passengers is "forbidden" and that it does its utmost to serve a "wide array of populations and travelers."

The Israel Religious Action Center, a progressive group that led last year's lawsuit, accused the airline of breaking its commitments.

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Israeli airline El Al is facing new allegations of discrimination after moving two female passengers under pressure from male ultra-Orthodox travelers who refused to sit next to women.In 2016, a similar case of discrimination was filed against the airline by a female...
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