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Lapid sets January deadline for egalitarian prayer at Kotel

CM 08/11/2021


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Alternate Prime Minister Yair Lapid vowed at his Yesh Atid faction meeting that he would fight to ensure that the Western Wall agreement facilitating egalitarian prayer at the Kotel will be implemented by the time Attorney-General Mandelblit, who wrote the plan, leaves office in January.
Lapid listed several reasons why implementing the plan was important to him, including improving relations with Diaspora Jews. But he said not all ministers in the current government agreed – a reference to Jerusalem Affairs Minister Ze’ev Elkin. 
Finance Minister Avigdor Liberman called on Monday to implement the agreement, which was reached five years ago and never implemented.

Liberman said he did not see a reason to add Shas or United Torah Judaism to the coalition. He said those parties would prevent reforms in conversion and kosher certification and implementing the Kotel agreement.
“The Kotel framework was passed in a government led by [former prime minister Benjamin] Netanyahu and then frozen when Netanyahu gave in to [Shas leader] Arye Deri and [United Torah Judaism chairman Yaakov] Litzman,” Liberman said. “It is a reasonable solution. Now is the time to implement it.”

 PRAYING AT Robinson’s Arch at the south end of the Kotel, the section set aside for pluralistic prayer. (credit: ROBERT SWIFT/FLASH90) PRAYING AT Robinson’s Arch at the south end of the Kotel, the section set aside for pluralistic prayer. (credit: ROBERT SWIFT/FLASH90)

Liberman urged MKs in the governing coalition to do what is necessary to keep the government together on Monday in a meeting of his Yisrael Beytenu faction at the Knesset.
“Passing the budget created an asset called political stability,” Liberman said.
He called upon MKs in his coalition not to surprise or shame other coalition MKs, in order to keep that stability. He said he himself would do everything possible to keep the coalition stable.
While Liberman called for focusing on what was agreed upon in the coalition agreement, he said he would back bills on term limits for prime minister and preventing a candidate under indictment from forming a government, even though those bills are not in the agreement. 

Source: Jerusalem Post

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