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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu convened with Jewish leaders ahead of his meeting with President Trump to discuss core issues.Representatives of key American Jewish organizations told Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that he should clarify to US Jewry what is being done to create an egalitarian prayer space at the Western Wall.The request at a meeting on Sunday came as some segments of American Jewry were outraged by the government’s decision to freeze a deal that not only would have created the prayer area south of the Mughrabi Gate at the Western Wall, but would also have given the pluralistic movements a formal say in its administration of the site, something they viewed as tacit recognition – and which the haredi (ultra-Orthodox) parties would not tolerate.

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Netanyahu has pledged to continue building the egalitarian space as per the original Western Wall compromise plan approved in 2016, even as the government in the summer – under pressure from the haredi parties – did an about-face regarding allowing the pluralistic movement’s administration of the site and froze that plan.American Jewish organizations…Read more… v v v v v v v vv v v v v v v v vv v v v v v v v vv v v v v v v v vv v v v v v v v vv v v v v v v v vv v v v v v v v vv v v v v v v v vv v v v v v v v vv v v v v v v v vv v v v v v v v vv v v v v v v v vv v v v v v v v vv v v v v v v v vv v v v v v v v vv