Right-wing Group Won't Run Western Wall Area, Says Cabinet Secretary

Statement follows letter by non-Orthodox Jewish leaders 'dismayed' by possibility of 'right-wing Orthodox' group overseeing the southern part of the Kotel, where an egalitarian prayer section is set to be designated.

Cabinet Secretary Avichai Mendelblit notified Thursday the leaders of the Conservative and Reform movements that he intends to block any deal to hand over...