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El Al sued for asking woman to move seats at behest of ultra-Orthodox man

An Israeli woman is suing El Al for gender-based discrimination after she was asked to switch seats on a flight from Newark to Tel Aviv in order to accommodate an ultra-Orthodox man who asked not to be seated next to her.
According to The New York Times, Renee Rabinowitz, a Holocaust survivor who is now retired following a successful career as a lawyer, reluctantly agreed to switch her aisle seat in the business-class section of El Al Flight 028 this past December after a man wearing "Hassidic or haredi garb" took his place in the same row near the window.El Al flight attendants, wanting to defuse the controversy, asked Rabinowitz if she would like a seat closer to first class.
“Despite all my accomplishments - and my age is also an accomplishment - I felt minimized,” she told The New York Times. “For me this is not personal,” Rabinowitz said. “It is intellectual, ideological and legal. I think to myself, here I am, an older woman, educated, I’ve been around the world, and some guy can decide that I shouldn’t sit next to him. Why?”
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