Jewish Federations Express Outrage Over Kotel Violence, Urge Lapid to Act

Jewish Federations expressed outrage over a Thursday incident in which Jews were attacked for praying at the Kotel.

In a letter sent to Prime Minister Yair Lapid on Tuesday, The Jewish Federations of North America, The Jewish Agency for Israel, Keren Hayesod, and the World Zionist Organization called for immediate action to secure Jews praying at the Kotel.

"This is about the basic 'derech eretz' of Israelis welcoming Jews from around the world who come to celebrate their most cherished smachot in the Jewish State, follow all the established rules for such an event, engage in no provocation, demonstrate nothing but 'ahavat Yisrael,' and are nevertheless subjected to conduct that should embarrass every Jew of every level or style of Jewish practice," the letter said. 
"No effort to unite or strengthen the ties between Israel and the Jews of the Diaspora can be remotely successful while such behavior is allowed to continue."
Click here to read the full letter.


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