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Reform, Conservative Jews say Western Wall compromise effectively dead

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Posted: Wednesday, August 30, 2017 7:50 am

In a move that may further ignite tensions between Israel and Diaspora Jewry, the Reform and Conservative movements say they no longer agree with having an upgraded platform for egalitarian prayer just south of the Western Wall Plaza. They insist on getting a designated section in the main prayer area.

The groups have recently petitioned the High Court of Justice in the wake of the Israeli government’s June decision to suspend a compromise that would have greatly expanded the small platform they currently use and given them direct control over its administration.

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