The following are Israeli Cabinet Secretary Tzachi Braverman’s comments on the Israeli government’s decision regarding the Western Wall, as communicated by the Prime Minister’s Media Advisor on Monday afternoon.
The statements are in response to the angry remarks coming American and Reform organizations who are upset at the Israeli government’s decision regarding the Kotel.
“It is important to Prime Minister Netanyahu that every Jew is able to pray at the Western Wall. Therefore, alongside yesterday’s decision he issued three directives that have gone unnoticed:
First, the Prime Minister instructed that work to prepare the southern plaza be expedited so that Jews from all streams may pray at the Western Wall.
Second, that Jews from all streams be able to continue praying there – as they are able to do today.
Third, the Prime Minister instructed Minister Tzachi Hanegbi and me to continue dialogue in order to try and reach a solution.
I recommend that those trying to exploit this issue be precise with the facts.”