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Deal reached to temporarily resolve conversion crisis - The Jerusalem Post

Haredi leaders Deri and Gafni storm out of meeting but return later to continue negotiations. Share on facebook. Share on twitter. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu touches the stones of the Western Wall. (photo credit: REUTERS). Following a week of ...and more »

Top US rabbi: Diaspora Jewry won't back Israeli politicians who lie to them anymore - The Jerusalem Post

Executive Vice President of the Rabbinical Assembly of the Conservative Movement says suspension of Western Wall agreement, conversion law will have ramifications for Israel's support in the US. Share on facebook. Share on twitter. Western Wall. The ...and more »

Senior officials: Progressive Jewish movements endangered Western Wall plan - The Jerusalem Post

Government figures have hit back at the torrent of condemnation it has faced over the cancellation of the Western Wall agreement. 2 minute read. Share on facebook. Share on twitter. Priestly blessing at the Western Wall. (photo credit: MARC ISRAEL ...and more »

Israeli Government, Reform Jews Agree to Seek Delay to Contentious Conversion Bill - Haaretz

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attends the weekly cabinet meeting at his office in Jerusalem June 25, 2017. RONEN ZVULUN/REUTERS. Crisis of historic proportions Israel's ties with U.S. Jews are the latest victim of the Netanyahu era ...and more »

Why the ultra-Orthodox Rebelled on the Western Wall Prayer Space Deal - Haaretz

The faces of the 30 people celebrating their children's Bar Mitzvahs Thursday at the southern plaza of the Western Wall did not reveal the huge storm that had erupted there last week. Since the government decided to freeze the plan for an egalitarian ...and more »

Netanyahu to AIPAC: It was either Kotel or my government - The Jerusalem Post

Officials who have talked with Netanyahu about the issue in recent days say he is aware of the gravity of the decisions and the strain they have caused with American Jewry. 3 minute read. Share on facebook. Share on twitter. Israeli Prime Minister ...and more »

Survey: Most Israelis favor religious pluralism - The Jerusalem Post

It was taken just before the government's original decision to approve the contested section last January. 1 minute read. Share on facebook. Share on twitter. An Orthodox man prays with soldiers in J'lem. Orthodox man prays w soldiers at Wall 390 ...and more »

Israel's Kotel decision is just plain wrong - Jweekly.com

It's not the first rift between North American Jewry and the Israeli government. But the decision last weekend by the Israeli Cabinet to suspend the “Kotel deal,” a 2016 agreement to expand egalitarian prayer space at the Western Wall, was an ...and more »

US Congressmen urge Netanyahu to retract decision to nix Western Wall deal - The Jerusalem Post

Most members of Congress are reluctant to criticize internal Israeli government decisions on most matters, however a few have spoken out. 2 minute read. Share on facebook. Share on twitter. Western Wall. The Western Wall in Jerusalem. (photo credit ...and more »

Israeli Leaders Bend to Religious Conservatives at Their Peril - New York Times

JERUSALEM — Almost seven decades after its birth, Israel is still having ferocious growing pains. The country aspires to be a Jewish and democratic state — a homeland for the Jewish people where all citizens are afforded democratic freedoms. But the ...and more »