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Thursday, June 13, 2013

This is rich: 'Palestinians' object to 'egalitarian prayer area' in Western Wall plaza

Anxious to avoid a controversy, Prime Minister Netanyahu asked former Minister Natan Sharansky to find a solution to the monthly riots over Women of the Wall. Sharansky has proposed making a separate 'egalitarian prayer area' (i.e. without a separation barrier between men and women) south of where the current Kotel plaza is.
Sharansky’s plan will allow for the construction of an additional section of the Western Wall Plaza at the southern end of the Kotel, equal in size and height as the northern prayer area, for egalitarian prayer and accessible as part of one unified Western Wall complex with a single entrance. Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has told Sharansky to meet with National Security Adviser Yaakov Amidror to deal with issues like how to handle moving the Mugrabi Bridge to the Temple Mount.
But the 'Palestinians,' who are generally supported by many of the same Leftists who support Women of the Wall, object to making any changes to the Kotel plaza.
The Palestinian Authority will not permit Israel to change the entrance to the Temple Mount in order to facilitate the building of an egalitarian prayer area near the Western Wall, PA Religious Affairs Minister Mahmoud El Habash told The Jerusalem Post in Ramallah Thursday morning.
He said he considers the Western Wall an Islamic holy site, al-Buraq.
"Any changes in Haram a-Sharif [Temple Mount] is unacceptable to the Palestinians and Arab side," Habash said in a meeting with Israeli journalists. "It's a change of our heritage site and I believe such changes may push all of us to new conflicts and problems."
Habash, who is a former Hamas member from the Gaza Strip but strongly backs two states for two peoples, said any change in the status quo regarding the Temple Mount must wait until a final status agreement between Israel and the PA.
"Any changes in this situation will make the problem more difficult," Habash said. "We don't agree to any changes. It's a Wakf place, and Islamic place and we have documents to prove it. You can pray how you want after the liberation of Palestine."
 What could go wrong?

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4 Comments:

At 6:23 PM, Blogger debbie said...

that would actually be the best way to get rid of them: give them a place. then it would be no fun anymore! it's like the rabbi, the priest and the minister who had a problem with mice in their sanctuaries. the rabbi said, I got rid of mine: I gave them all a BAr Mitzvah.

 
At 6:23 PM, Blogger debbie said...

that would actually be the best way to get rid of them: give them a place. then it would be no fun anymore! it's like the rabbi, the priest and the minister who had a problem with mice in their sanctuaries. the rabbi said, I got rid of mine: I gave them all a BAr Mitzvah.

 
At 7:40 PM, Blogger Daniel said...

Those women really look like they were born male. Aren't transvestites technically supposed to be on the men's side?
Anyway one look at them and you can tell why the vast majority of males raised reform marry a shiksa.

 
At 9:26 PM, Blogger Shy Guy said...

Debbie, I bet the cheese platters were to die for!

 

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