What We Know About Israel's Decision on Western Wall Prayers

February 1, 2016 8:18 PM

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— Under the compromise agreement, Israel will build a $9 million plaza for mixed-gender prayer at the Western Wall, adjacent to the Orthodox prayer plaza but separate from it. The Western Wall is a remnant of the ancient Jewish Temple complex and the holiest site where Jews may pray.

— Progressives are celebrating Sunday's Cabinet vote as a historic recognition of the Reform and Conservative movements that dominate U.S. Jewish life. American Jews are a key source of support for Israel.

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