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  5/9/2013, Iyar 29, 5773

Miri Regev: Respect All the Sides; Keep the Wall Calm


Chairwoman Miri Regev of the Knesset Interior Committee called, Thursday, for all parties involved in the conflict over the prayer of the "Women of the Wall" at the Western Wall (Kotel) of the Temple in Jerusalem's Old City, to preserve order, Friday morning, when the Women of the Wall hold services to mark Rosh Chodesh, the new Jewish month of Sivan at the Western Wall Plaza as part of a one-time agreement. She said, "The Kotel must be removed from all controversy, and all the sides and the factions of Israeli society must be respected. The Wall is a place of holiness and unity, and that's the way it must be kept forever."

The Likud lawmaker plans to be there to observe what happens. She will also visit the Robinson Arch, outside the plaza, where the Western Wall meets the Southern Wall. The Robinson Arch area will be prepared over the coming months for the Women of the Wall and mixed-gender worship.