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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. Youth hold their prayer shawls as they stand in front of the Western ...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. Israel's ties with U.S. Jews are the latest victim of the Netanyahu era · U.S. Jews have finally realized ...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 »

LGBT Jews say it's increasingly difficult to be pro-Israel, queer - The Jerusalem Post

Being pro-Israel at LGBT events has become difficult, LGBT Jewish leaders say, and at times the opposition to Israel has spilled over into making Jews feel uncomfortable about displaying their identity. Share on facebook. Share on twitter. Jerusalem ...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 »

AIPAC leaders to meet Netanyahu Thursday over Kotel crisis - The Jerusalem Post

Lobby representatives want the prime minister to renege on recent government decisions regarding conversion and prayer space at the Western Wall, warn of a Diaspora-Israel rift. 3 minute read. Share on facebook. Share on twitter. Benjamin Netanyahu ...and more »