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The body searches were described as “belittling in the extreme” and “humiliating.”
"Like everything in Israel, things take time," coalition chairman tells JAFI Board of Governors members.
Yochi Rappeport-Zierler says she hopes that WOWs goals will be realized in next ten years, hopes to change perception of organization and of pluralist Judaism in Israel during her tenure.
Women of the Wall members are routinely harassed by women protesting their presence, and have been physically and verbally assaulted during their prayer services.
By JEREMY SHARON
The NGO was accused of ignoring police and court instructions.
Attorney General Avihai Mandelblit has said that progressive Jewish prayer is a protected right at the prayer area at the southern end of the Western Wall.
Women of the Wall’s prayer services for the New Moon have been the subject of severe harassment by Orthodox protestors, including the mass use of whistles, shrieking, cursing and physical violence.
“You don’t need the legislature to tell you it's the Western Wall, it is the Western Wall. Everything we’re talking about is symbolic. Even if it’s not recognized in law, it is the Western Wall."
Malkieli was not the only MK in the hearing to make derogatory comments about progressive Jews and liberal members of Knesset.
The rift over the future of the egalitarian prayer section at the Western Wall continues to deepen.
By TAMARA ZIEVE
Judges indicated they strongly favor the implementation of the now-frozen 2016 government resolution to create a state-recognized egalitarian section at the southern end of the holy site.
Allegations were made that a Women of the Wall activist tried to smuggle Torah parchments under her clothes.
Some of the women were visibly frustrated, with many saying that a megaphone has never been used to drown out their service before.
By KAYLA STEINBERG
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