On June 28, yielding to pressure from his religious coalition partners, Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu backtracked on a decision to create a space at the Wailing Wall in occupied East Jerusalem adjacent to Islam’s third most sacred place, the Al-Aqsa Mosque where men and women can pray together and non-Orthodox rituals can be practiced.
The agreement for the new egalitarian prayer space, adopted 17-month ago by the Zionist regime after years of negotiations with Jewish leaders, was supposed to restore women’s rights to pray at Wailing Wall just like Jewish men and Western Christian leaders. The suspension of the plan has been condemned by majority of Jews in North America who are affiliated with Liberal streams of Judaism.
“Today’s cancellation of the decision is a severe blow to the unity of the Jewish people, the Jewish communities and the fabric of the relationship between the state of Israel and the…
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