Israel’s government crashes into the Wall - Editorial

Israel’s government crashes into the Wall

Posted: Wednesday, June 28, 2017 7:30 am

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is not our elected leader. The government of Israel is not our elected government. But, as members of the Jewish people, the Land of Israel is our ancestral birthplace, and its holy places are our holy places. And a deal is a deal.

By virtue of our birthright, we have standing to join the chorus of condemnation of the decision by Israel’s Cabinet on Sunday to stop the implementation of its agreement to create a formal egalitarian prayer space at the Western Wall. Reneging on the deal is bad enough. This decision is much worse, however, since it divides the Jewish people and reflects a level of political cowardice that is an embarrassment.

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