Florida: Jewish Woman Says She Was Thrown Off JetBlue Flight Over Racism


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jblThe following article is via WPBF:

A woman is claiming anti-Semitism is to blame for her being thrown off a JetBlue flight leaving from Palm Beach International Airport this week.

Lisa Rosenberg had boarded a flight home to New York Monday night after her vacation in Palm Beach County.

She said she was on the phone with a friend talking about the violence in Israel and her concern for her daughter, who will be studying there next year.

She said the trouble on the plane began when she finished her call.

“A woman comes up to me and says to me ‘I’m a Palestinian,’ and she starts cursing at me. ‘Zionist pig. This is just the beginning,'” Rosenberg said.

Rosenberg said she never said anything negative about Palestinians and was only complimenting Israel on how leaders there have handled this latest conflict.

The argument between the women got heated and a flight attendant had to intervene, Rosenberg said.

A few minutes later, a supervisor told her she needed to leave the plane.

“I can’t believe it. I said, ‘Why would you do that?’ I said, ‘Why don’t you have her leave the plane?'” she said.

Rosenberg said nobody from JetBlue would answer her questions. She said only the other woman had complained and said she was not comfortable flying with Rosenberg.

“I said, ‘The passenger, the Palestinian passenger, didn’t feel comfortable with me, the Jewish doctor being on the plane?'”

Rosenberg said she was humiliated but left the plane.

JetBlue confirmed Rosenberg was removed from the flight and added the story she tells “in no way reflects the report that we have.”

JetBlue would not release that report and would not specify what’s in it.

Rosenberg said her story is the absolute truth and believes she’s been the victim of a hate crime.

“I just was completely outraged that I would be asked to leave a plane, being a Jew,” she said.

Rosenberg contacted the Anti-Defamation League. Officials there said they are investigating the incident.

(Source: WPBF)


  1. Knock, knock. Hellos, lady. We are in golus. Keep your head low. Stop making a fuss. Move on your merry way.

    Yes, America is part of golus. So is Israel. See you when Moshiach comes.

  2. There is more to this story than the article suggests and the woman’s story is highly suspect. Jet Blue is a reasonably well managed airline and its staff had good reason to remove this woman from the plane. Stay tuned for the rest of the story and stop making every incident like this into a prediction of z’man moishiach or Armageddon.

  3. To: #5 Chuck Schwab
    With attitude like yours we usually end up in the gas chambers.

    To: #7 Gadolhadorah
    It never fails on your part to side with the Jew-haters and always assume the Jews are wrong.

  4. “I just was completely outraged that I would be asked to leave a plane, being a Jew,”

    I don’t think JetBlue is going to give Jews special preferences simply because we are Jews. Evidently that is reserved for refugees.

  5. Based on her defense, I suspect that she might have said something extreme like “Israel should just nuke them” or something like that (like some of the comments on this website). It would be extremely offensive, but still not be anything “negative” about the Palestinians. If I’m correct, it would make sense why she was escorted off the plane.
    People, please think before you talk in public. The “walls have ears”

  6. The truth is, Americans need to learn the hard way that they as Jews are in Golus. Jews in europe and in Inrael feel it so there is no reason why Jews in America should get a pass.

  7. #7 Got a job for you. Guys like you accusing innocent Jews are perfect candidates for the Shin Bet. You can even help them with this new blood libel they’re currently in the process of.

  8. #10 MoisheInGalus:
    Actually, it’s that precise attitude of laying low that has enabled us to survive galus.

    Following the Torah approach to how to act in galus most certainly did not, CH”V, make them “end up in the gas chambers”, CH”V.

    We’ll leave it at that.

  9. Why wasn’t the other individual also removed?
    Why weren’t police called if even just to file a police report?
    All she did was call the ADL: seems awry – something is missing?

  10. To #10 HaKatan

    Following Torah approach does not mean we have to allow us to be slaughtered like ship, unseal it is for Kidush HaShem (in case of idolatry, adultery and murder). The hallochah to kill your enemy first, who is plotting against you does not apply only to Erez Ysroel.

    Have you ever heard of “little” Jewish holiday called Purim? where Yidenn took up arms to defend themselves. I believe it happened in gulus too.

  11. I’ve said this before, and I’ll say it now: So many opinions, so little information.

    No. 8: Where in Torah does it call for the smacking silly of Yishmaelites? Or, as I call them, Avraham’s other descendants.

  12. @nfgo3 actually the Torah says and Chazal clearly explain that ki bYitzchok yikarei lecha zerah excludes yishmael and eisav from being considered other descendants of Avraham.

  13. Well the official report is out and it seems like Dr Rosenberg was totally to blame for this It was she who was spewing racist bile and several passengers had to ask to have her removed. So all you morons saying she should sue should bite your tongues