The radical and provocative Women of the Wall group staged a sit-in today in protest of Minister Naftali Bennett’s outline for a new prayer area at the Kosel.
After months of disagreements regarding Women of the Wall’s right to pray at the Kosel, Bennett today announced a new prayer area for the Women of the Wall as part of an agreement between the group and the charedi community.
The Ezrat Yisrael prayer area will be open to both men and women. Though perceived as compromise by some, the Women of the Wall see the offer as a violation of the Yerushalayim District Court ruling, which ruled that women who prayed in the Kosel were not violating High Court ruling, and their arrests were not legal. Read more here.