The incident happened on a flight from Tel Aviv, Israel to New York, USA by El Al. Accordingly, four orthodox Jewish men were determined not to sit next to other female passengers on the same flight. They do not want to break the principle of looking, sitting next to women of their religion, News reported on June 25.
| The noise caused the aircraft to delay more than an hour. Finally, two female passengers in the same row had to accept a seat change so the plane could take off. These two women, one are American tourists, the other one is from Israel. |
According to the description of Rotem, four male passengers are very devout and ascetic. On the flight, they all sat closed to avoid seeing any women.
Airlines were widely protested after action so that two women had to leave. In 2016, a similar case occurred, the Israeli supreme court considered it sexist.