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The groups against the decision were the National Council of Jewish Women and the Reform movement. Those praising the vote included the Republican Jewish Coalition and the Coalition for Jewish Values
The statement came in stark contrast to an earlier statement by the Reform Movement.
Although it was not part of the original program, the authors notified the embassy of their plan to read it out just moments before the event started, without disclosing details of its content.
The IDU is the counterpart of the Socialist Internationale, which Israel's Labor Party quit in July after it adopted a resolution joining the Boycott Divest and Sanction Israel campaign.
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The terms of the new law are likely to generate consternation from the progressive Jewish leadership in Israel.
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The Jerusalem Institute for Strategic Studies has branded itself 'Israel's new conservative security think tank.'
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Reform and Conservative movements both in Israel and in the Diaspora now see the government turn away from a major plan they were rooting for.
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In January this year, the cabinet approved a resolution to create a government recognized pluralist prayer section at the southern end of the Western Wall.
Attempts have been made to try and bridge the divide between the two sides, but they have so far failed and the plan has in effect been frozen.
In order to allow UTJ’s law to pass, the attorney general’s office said that the government must put in place a solution for the Reform and Masorti Movements.
Women of the Wall offshoot group has publicly rejected the agreement for a pluralist prayer section and says it will continue to pray at the women’s section of the current Western Wall plaza.
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