Israeli authorities block airport ads urging women to refuse to give up seats

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Campaign reminds passengers of their right to stay put if ultra-Orthodox men refuse to sit next to them

Israel’s airports authority has refused to display adverts informing female passengers that it is illegal for airline staff to ask them to move seats at the behest of ultra-Orthodox Jewish men.

The Israel Religious Action Center (IRAC) had planned to display the billboard ads at Ben Gurion airport, near Tel Aviv, during Passover, the Jewish holiday that ends on Saturday.

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