Female journalists complain of gender segregation during Pence Western Wall visit

Female journalists complain of gender segregation during Pence Western Wall visit

Female journalists complain of gender segregation during Pence Western Wall visit

As Pence prayed on the men's side, however, it was hard for some of the female journalists to see above the cameras and microphones held by their male colleagues.

However, diplomatic and political correspondent Tal Schneider, who writes for the Hebrew-language Globesnewspaper, tweeted a photo of her view obscured even after the canvas has been taken down.

Female journalists were forced to stand behind their male colleagues while covering Vice President Mike Pence's visit to Israel's Western Wall, one of Judaism's holiest sites, on Tuesday.

US Vice President Mike Pence (L) signs the guest book during a visit to Jerusalem's Western Wall on January 23, 2018. "The women stuck in isolation and can not photograph, work", Tal Schneider, a well-known Israeli journalist, tweeted.

The rule was applied to journalists gathering to cover Pence's visit, effectively forcing women to stand behind men, leaving them with worse access.

Following complaints about the arrangement, an awning blocking the women's view was removed.

But, reporter Noga Tarnopolsky said this time around, Jewish authorities have gone too far and female journalists barricaded behind men "has zero to do with any 'religious rule'".

The holy site has long seen controversy over the separation between women and men.

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The Western Wall - the outer wall of what is known as Temple Mount by the Jews and al-Haram al-Sharif by Muslims - is under the authority of ultra-Orthodox Jewish group, Western Wall Heritage Foundation.

While women and men are separated by the ultra-Orthodox Jewish authority that runs the plaza, both sexes are normally able to look into each other's section.

Pence's stop at the wall completed a two-day visit to Israel, the highest-level U.S. trip since Trump announced his recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital. "We reject any attempt to divert the discussion from the important and moving visit of the US Vice President and his wife at the Western Wall".

"Today, senior women journalists from Israel and overseas were discriminated against", the women's rights group said in a statement.

"Today, senior women journalists from Israel and overseas were discriminated against", the group said in a statement to The Post.

"Today, they've experienced first-hand what happens to a woman who challenges the ultra-Orthodox monopoly of the Western Wall", Hoffman added.

Pence, whose visit to the Western Wall lasted all of 10 minutes, read a short prayer from the Book of Psalms, placed a note in the Wall, and lay his hand upon the ancient stones.

On Monday morning, one female reporter representing Finland's state TV was asked to remove her bra during an aggressive security screening in Netanyahu's office, The Post reported. When she refused, she was not allowed to cover Pence and Netanyahu's press conference.

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