Tourists and believers They will have three “doors”: men, women and mixed
The Government allocate 8 million to build the enclosure
Al trmino three years of negotiations with the Israeli government and after many demonstrations, protests and prayers, not ultra-Orthodox streams Judas held this Sunday of histrica victory : the creation of a place where men podrn and women pray together in the Wailing Wall (Kotel in Hebrew) in Jerusalem. As was decided by the executive Benjamn Netanyahu after the ballot on Sunday.
The coalition, which includes two small ultraortodoxos- parties voted in favor of a new space located south of the famous main concourse used by women and men to visit and pray separately the last remnant of the Second Temple judo.
Thus, tourists and believers They will have three “doors” (men, women and mixed) to pray, play and put a slip of desire among the ancient stones of the place ms sacred judasmo.
“Today we tered to the Government a proposal on the place that should unite all the Jewish people. This is a sensitive issue but I think it is a creative and fair solution,” he said Netanyahu.
Amid protests from reformist and conservative currents -very present in the influential Jewish community estadounidense- cre Netanyahu in May 2013 a commission to find a solution that avoids tensions and even clashes between ultra-Orthodox and militant reformist and feminist group ‘Nashot Kotel Ha’ (Women of the Wall of Lamentations).
“This is an unprecedented change that ends a struggle of 27 years. The Kotel belongs not only to the Orthodox but to all Jews incluyndolas reformist and conservative currents”, points out Shira Pruce representative of the reformist movement welcomes the decision of the Government.
The constitution of an area not governed by orthodox means de facto monopoly his resignation to the Wailing Wall. In exchange for legitimacy own enclosure and official, reformist Judas renounce their desire to pray in the main concourse with the religious mantle (“tallit”), ritual cap (“Kip”) and the two boxes (“tefillin”), used traditionally by males.
Netanyahu was pressured by two major forces: Jews groups in the United States, on the one hand, and the parties and ultra-Orthodox hierarchs in Israel on the other.
Four ministers voted against the resolution. “All they pray pruned before the Kotel and this type of agreement does not believe necessary. Throughout its existence, the State of Israel has acted function judasmo traditionalist and never tena this problem of reformers and conservatives,” commented the leader of the party . ultra-Orthodox Shas and Interior Minister Arie Deri , fearing also to an improvement of the reformists in Israel
The ultranationalist Minister, Uri Ariel, has been more hard: “This decision daa tradition. The reformists want to cause schism and fights. Kotel is a place for unity. ” Asmismo, a reformist feminist industry splinter “Nashot Ha Kotel” opposes the deal because it insists on holding his prayers as a group in the main concourse.
Executive israel has approved a batch of 35 million shkels ( about 8 million) for construction of the site and its direct access to the Wailing Wall. An esplanade not be managed by the Chief Rabbinate of Israel but by non-Orthodox streams.
The agreement was made possible thanks to the mediation of Juda Agency aware of discomfort in many sectors of the US community denounced the “discrimination of Judas unorthodox in Israel currents.”
Netanyahu criticizes French proposal
Before attempting to resolve this internal dispute judo, Netanyahu has referred to the conflict with the Palestinians and specifically the announcement francs Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius to recognize a Palestinian state if the peace process does not resume. “It’s an incentive for Palestinians to refrain from relaxing their positions. Negotiating means giving. The French initiative gives the Palestinians a reason not to. Israel is willing to negotiate directly with the Palestinians without preconditions or impositions”.
“With its ltimatum, France is telling the Palestinians that they can continue to reject direct negotiation with Israel because also They will have what they want,” the minister Yariv Levin protest.
The proposal includes Pars- one internationally conference has received the applause of the Palestinian leadership. “It is important to end the occupation Israel that began in 1967 and consecucin of a viable, independent and sovereign Palestinian state on the ’67 borders.”
“The international community must understand and act accordingly to the Israeli government defends the settlers and opposes the creation of our state, “complains the secretary general of the PLO Saeb Erekat .
Palestinian Police wounds three Israelis soldiers
During the meeting the Israeli government, there has been a new Palestinian attack Israelis in the West Bank leaving three soldiers wounded, two of them in serious condition. After shooting in a control step between Ramal and Jerusalem, the Palestinian attacker was killed.
This was a Police sergeant of Palestinian National Authority (ANP) that took advantage their official position to approach a step car israel control used by Palestinian personalities, diplomats and NGO representatives.
Hours before committing the attack, Amjad Sukar (34) wrote on Facebook: “. That one morning Tengis victory Nothing so worth living while the occupation we follow drowning”