Thursday, January 25, 2018

Israeli Journalist Threatens To Sue U.S. Embassy Over Sex Separation During Pence Visit To Wall

Haaretz reports that Israeli journalist Tal Schneider is threatening to file a lawsuit against the U.S. Embassy in Israel and the Rabbi of the Western Wall over the separation of women journalists and photographers from male journalists and photographers during Vice President Pence's recent visit to the Western Wall.  As described by Globes, women reporters, relegated behind men, needed to stand on shaky chairs to see Pence at all. The Rabbi of the Western Wall explained:
The photographers were positioned in the lower plaza which is a place of prayer and synagogue, where there is separation of men and women every day and at every type of event. There is nothing new in this and there never was previously any disagreement.