The Jewish Agency chairman may be waiting until a coalition is formed
before making recommendations about the prayer regulations at the Western Wall, but there's one thing for now he had every right to be mad about:
Sharansky was furious last week when he learned that, despite efforts to reach a modus vivendi, police had arrested 10 women praying at the wall for wearing prayer shawls.
And as well he should be. All the police there did was lead to more distrust and resentment that could have been avoided. As I've said before, I don't have a high opinion of the Reform sect because of their political standings, but praying there in their own customs in itself is hardly the worst thing that could happen. The police should apologize, and something is going to have to be done to rein them in and get them to stop showing such obnoxious reception of the WotW group.
Labels: haredi corruption, Israel, Jerusalem, misogyny, political corruption