Western Wall Prayer Space Deal Is a Capitulation to Fundamentalists

The fact that the Israeli government promised to allow and fund a secluded prayer-area for those who don't want to subject themselves to the fundamentalist hegemony is little more than a consolation prize.

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Whatever you call it, don’t call it a “compromise.” And no, it’s not a “historical agreement” and certainly not “a victory” for Women of the Wall. The decision of the government on Sunday to approve a separate...