A woman is claiming Islamic Jew hatred is to blame for her being thrown off a JetBlue flight leaving from Palm Beach International Airport this week.
WPBF Dr. 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 MUSLIM 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 (terrorist) 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.
(Hopefully, a big fat lawsuit will soon follow)
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UPDATE FROM BNI: I just spoke to Lisa Rosenberg by phone and she told me the woman, who now is claiming she is not Palestinian but Jewish (doubtful), was seated behind her on the plane and overheard her phone call where she was talking about Israel. The woman got out of her seat and began verbally attacking Lisa and the argument got very heated. A flight attendant came over and said to both of them that “we cannot have political discussions on this plane,” after which they both sat down in their seats and said nothing more. A few minutes later, a supervisor came over and told Lisa she would have to leave but would not tell her why. Lisa has contacted a lawyer on this matter.