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        5/20/2013, Sivan 11, 5773

      Mayor Condemns Vandalism at Home of Woman of the Wall


      Mayor Nir Barkat of Jerusalem strongly condemned, Monday, spray painting by vandals at the home of Peggy Cidor of the Women of the Wall, who provoke the hareidi-religious worshipers of the Western Wall with their observances of the Jewish new month. Eleven days ago, the hareidim disrupted their service although arrangements had been made, under a district court decision, for the observance to be held.

      Barkat called the spray-painting violence in every sense of the word and that it should be handled to the fullest extent of the law. He added,  "The way to resolve disputes in this city is not by violence, but through discourse, dialogue and reaching as widespread agreements as possible that will address the needs of all the parties."