I'm sure you'll find people to support whatever viewpoint you want to put forth.
Wil, you said,
"...it is a mitzvah to set religious rules aside to abide by the law and traditions of the land you choose to live in, be in."
--> For the record, for law-enforcement purposes, passengers on an Israeli flight bound for America are still considered to be on Israeli soil while the plane is in the air to America. And, on the way back, as soon as that door is closed on the ground for the return to Israel, at that exact moment, the passengers are again considered to be on Israeli soil for law-enforcement purposes. So all of this 'occurred on Israeli soil'.
If all that is the case....if the folks throwing temper tantrums were in the right...there would have been no issues...the filght attendants would not have been asking the men to get out of the aisles...they would have immediately directed the women to move.
We're all just trying to get along, if you want a privet discussion with a poster I recommend using the PM function of the forum. You can find it by clicking the posters name.
Let's not call it temper tantrums, it's rather demeaning, it was obviously an unfortunate situation of everyone involved. But what I don't understand is how you extrapolated that the orthodox was in the right bas on Nicks clarification. Being on Israeli soil doesn't necessarily change safety procedure during flight.