Lesley Sachs arrest 370.
(photo credit: Marc Israel Sellem)
Chairman of the Jewish Agency Natan Sharansky said the detainment of five women
at the Western Wall on Thursday morning was proof of the immediate need to find
a way for allowing Jews from all streams to pray as they please at the
The women were detained at the monthly prayer service of the Women
of the Wall activist group, which has been conducting a concerted campaign to
change the current status quo at the Western Wall.
Between 200 to 300
women participated in Thursday’s prayer service.
Sharansky said that
Thursday’s events “are one more reminder of the urgent need to reach a permanent
solution and make the Western Wall once again a symbol of unity among the Jewish
people, and not one of discord and strife.”
Among those arrested was the
director of the Women of the Wall group, Lesley Sachs.
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