The full details of the plan to set up a new space for egalitarian prayer services at the Kosel will be unveiled in two weeks, Jewish Agency Chairman Natan Sharansky has told Haaretz.
Certain elements of the plan, he said, could be implemented immediately, once they are approved, including wresting exclusive control of tefillah at the Kosel from the chareidi establishment.
In the plan he drafted earlier this year, Sharansky had proposed that a joint authority comprised of representatives of the government of Israel, the Jewish Agency and world Jewry set the rules for prayer in the new egalitarian space, allowing the Orthodox-run Western Wall Heritage Foundation to remain in charge only of the existing gender-segregated prayer areas. “This is something that the government can decide on in one day,” said Sharansky to Haaretz. Read more here.