JERUSALEM — An Israeli journalist threatened to file a lawsuit in opposition to the rabbi of the Western Wall over the segregation of feminine reporters and photographers from their male counterparts throughout Vice President Mike Pence’s visit to the site.
Tal Schneider of the Israeli enterprise day by day Globes advised an Israeli radio station, 103 FM, that she is being backed by Globes in suing Rabbi Shmuel Rabinovich, The Occasions of Israel reported.
Following the incident on Tuesday, which was broadly coated within the media, Globes despatched a letter of protest to Rabinovich, requesting completely different preparations for future occasions.
“First we’ll ship him a warning letter and see how he responds, after which we’ll go to courtroom if obligatory, as a result of it appears unreasonable to us that female and male journalists are handled in a different way once they come to report and work,” Schneider advised the radio station.
On a podium erected for the journalists, the ladies had been required to face behind the boys. The ladies lastly eliminated a tarp and stood on chairs so they may see over their male colleagues.
, female and male journalists stood individually however had equal entry, in accordance with Schneider.
In a private reflection on the incident printed in Globes, Schneider took her male colleagues to process for not displaying solidarity with the feminine journalists.
“Subsequent time, look behind you and see what is going on behind your backs,” she stated.
The ladies journalists created a hashtag — #PenceFence — and took to social media to decry the second-class therapy.
The location had been closed to worshippers through the go to.
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