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Edelstein at Knesset plenum: All should be able to pray wherever they want in J'lem; hope issues to resolve by next Jerusalem Day.

May 8, 2013 18:17
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Israeli youth celebrate outside the Damascus gate on Jerusalem Day

Israeli youth celebrate on Jerusalem day 370. (photo credit: REUTERS)


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Jerusalem is a city of three religions, and all must be able to pray in the way and place they want, Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein said on Wednesday.

Speaking in a celebratory plenum session, Edelstein cited disputes over women’s prayer at the Kotel and Jewish prayer on the Temple Mount, and expressed hope that they will be solved by next Jerusalem Day.

“All of us must make sure that the city of three religions, which we are proud of for having freedom of worship, should be open to every Jew in every place that they want to pray,” he stated.

“Sometimes there are limitations, and we should be sensitive, but our joint goal should be to allow this freedom, because without it, we will not have one Jerusalem.”

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