One of the women behind the deal to establish an egalitarian prayer space at the Western Wall blasted the Israeli government Monday for "reneging" on its agreement to create a new plaza at the site.
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Women of the Wall Executive Director Lesley Sachs slammed the move, saying that "an agreement made with a woman is not an agreement, as far as the Israeli government goes.
"For Prime Minister Netanyahu it is all a political game and it is on our backs, because we do not feel at home in a place where we are silenced."
Proponents of the deal to create the mixed-gender prayer space have viewed the suspension as Netanyahu caving in to ultra-Orthodox parties in his governing coalition who opposed the deal from the beginning.