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The Queen of Netanyahu's Party Plots Her Next Move

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I rather like Miri Regev’s righteous fervor; it’s a political tool that she skillfully employs. In recent weeks, matters of religion and state have stoked her passion. “I’m a traditional woman,” she says over and again. “I can’t remain silent in view of the attacks” on the Jewish people’s holy sites. She’s losing sleep because of the egalitarian prayer section at the Western Wall.

Regev’s burgeoning religious feelings are so touching. She preaches passionately against the Western Wall agreement, forgetting only that she voted for it five years ago when she headed the Knesset Interior and Environment Committee, before becoming a minister. And she even visited the Western Wall for a Rosh Hodesh ceremony, those at the beginning of every Jewish month, and convened a special hearing on the subject at the committee.

“I have come to closely follow events here,” she reported with gravitas, adding that “our role is to find a compromise solution. Just as the ultra-Orthodox and traditional Jews want to pray separately at the Western Wall, the members of Women of the Wall also want to pray according to their tradition. To prevent such scenes at the next Rosh........

© Haaretz

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