Flight Delayed Because Orthodox Jews Refused To Sit Next To Women
[su_right_ad]A Delta flight from JFK to Tel Aviv was delayed 30 minutes because when Orthodox Jews refused to be seated next to women, the women would not move to accommodate them, claiming discrimination.
According to Israel Radio, the stand-off was eventually resolved when an American travelling to Israel offered to change seats.
Ultra-Orthodox Jews cannot touch members of the opposite sex unless they are close relatives or a spouse.
It is not the first time an international flight has been delayed due to issues about seat arrangements.
In September, passengers flying with Israeli airline El Al from New York reported a delay when Haredi passengers refused to sit next to women and reportedly went as far as offering them money to move.[su_csky_ad]