Despite Support for Sharansky Proposal New Israeli Plan Would Remove Women of the Wall From Main Prayer Plaza

Cabinet expected to hear proposal to relegate women's group to remote section of Kotel; Women of the Wall say impending plan seeks to 'exile' Jews who refuse to conform to ultra-Orthodox tradition from holy site.

The Women of the Wall on Sunday launched a 24-hour sit-in at the Western Wall in protest against an impending plan to bar the group from praying as it sees fit at the holy site.