JERUSALEM – An Israeli journalist threatened to file a lawsuit against the rabbi of the Western Wall for the segregation of reporters and photographers from his male counterparts during Vice President Mike Pence's visit to the site.
Such Schneider of the Israeli business daily Globes told an Israeli radio station, 103 FM, that it is being endorsed by Globes in the suit of Rabbi Shmuel Rabinovich, reported The Times of Israel.
Following the incident on Tuesday, which was widely covered in the media, Globes sent a letter of protest to Rabinovich, requesting different arrangements for future events.
"First we will send you a warning letter and we will see how you respond, and then we will go to court if necessary, because it seems unreasonable to us that male and female journalists receive different treatment when they come to inform and work," Schneider said. to the radio station.
hatred erected for journalists, women should remain behind men. The women finally removed a tarp and stood on chairs to be able to see their male colleagues.
During the president
, according to Schneider, male and female journalists remained separate, but had equal access.
In a personal reflection on the incident published in Globes Schneider criticized his male colleagues for not showing solidarity with women journalists.
"Next time, look behind you and see what happens behind your back," he said.
Women journalists created a hashtag – #PenceFence – and led social networks to denounce second-class treatment.
The site had been closed to the faithful during the visit.