Chris - Read the article. Not being able to hold the Torah at the Wall has nothing to do with being an Israeli woman. It should read "Jewish woman". In orthodox synagogues throughout the world (including in the U.S., UK etc) Jewish women are limited. Israeli women however can drive cars, can wear shorts as short as they'd like, can vote, check into a hotel without permission and even go to a museum whenever they'd like! Quite western and quite democratic if you ask me.
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from the article: Police arrest Women of the Wall leader for praying with Torah scroll