It seems that Bibi’s man Natan Sharansky, charged by the PM with figuring out the Kotel Conundrum (otherwise known as #WomenoftheWall), has finally put his foot down!
YNET reports that Jerusalem Police Commander Major-General Yossi Parente sent a letter to Anat Hoffman, executive director of the Israel Religious Action Center, and #WomanoftheWall, advising her that the police were going to strictly enforce “the law” at #WomenoftheWall’s Rosh Chodesh Iyar service. Parente indicated that after consultation with Deputy Attorney General Sarit Dana, they, to paraphrase Thor, were going to put the hammer down.
This made Sharansky ANGRY as now he would have to get out from behind his desk and do something. Or at least seem to do something. Which still required him to get out from behind his desk. So, Sharansky went somewhere to meet with Rabbi Shmuel Rabinowitz, the chairman of the Western Wall Heritage Foundation who serves as the Kotel’s “rabbi”.
Sharansky and Rabinowitz met yesterday. And they talked. And Sharansky expressed SHOCK. And, according to Shmarya Rosenberg:
Sharansky is reportedly “in the final stages” of drafting a compromise that would ensure “that every Jew in the world can pray in the manner that they are accustomed to at Judaism’s most important national and religious site.”
I cannot wait to see Sharansky’s compromise. I wonder if it will be even more compromise-ier than Gil Troy’s compromise which was REAL compromise-y…