Yael Cohen-Paran
Yael Cohen-Paran צילום: הדס פרוש, פלאש 90

MK Yael Cohen-Paran(Zionist Union)criticized the fact that the Knesset Interior Committee said psalms and worshipped during their visit to the Western Wall.

The Knesset members were visiting the Wall prior to a meeting in the committee to discuss the Western Wall arrangement and the Reform Movement's demand to receive an area where mixed worship can take place

Earlier, Knesset Interior Committee head David Amsalem (Likud) had called on the Prime Minister to cancel the "Western Wall Arrangement" and to return to former prayer arrangements which existed until now.

Amsalem wrote that cancelling the agreement would "Lower the flames and reduce disputes. The potential for dispute is there when the subject is raised. If American Jews will be insulted, it's OK."

The arrangement which was agreed in the cabinet last January required Women of the Wall to refrain from worshiping in the women's section and a new prayer area will be prepared for them at the Southern Wall, north of Robinson Arch and south of the Mugrabi Gate. Mixed prayers for women and men will take place there without a partition.

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