El Al Flight Kills PG-13 Movie In Order To "Not Annoy" Haredim
Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com
An El Al flight from Moscow to Tel Aviv abruptly stopped screening a PG-13 in-flight movie after about 20 minutes because haredim on the flight believed it to be immodest, Ha’aretz reported based on a Ynet report.
The movie being shown was "Aloha,” a 2015 romantic comedy-drama made by Cameron Crowe starring Bradley Cooper, Emma Stone, Rachel McAdams, Bill Murray, John Krasinski, Danny McBride and Alec Baldwin.
When asked by non-haredi passengers why the movie had been stopped, a flight attendant reportedly replied, “there's a majority of haredim on board and in such cases the company's policy is not to annoy them."
The flight's in-flight service manager, Oshrat Rosenberg, then told the irate passengers that El Al’s policy not to screen films when there is an ultra-Orthodox majority on board a flight, so even though this was a regular flight and not a special haredi charter, the captain had decided the movie would not be shown.
El Al promised to look into the incident, which it reportedly told Ynet it regretted.
"We regret the incident, which doesn't reflect the company’s policy in any way, and are looking into what happened in order to prevent such incidents in the future. The job of the cabin crew is to provide service to every passenger, irrespective of who or what they are," El Al said in that statement.
But El Al has a long history of ignoring haredi misbehavior on its flights while at the same time coercing non-haredi passengers to acquiesce to haredi modesty and other demands. El Al has repeatedly promised to investigate this behavior.