Statement on Progressive Jews’ protest at the Kotel

“As our holiest site, the Kotel must be welcoming to all Jews. It is unacceptable that this non-violent protest was met with such a forceful response. The clashes demonstrate the urgent need for a space for pluralist and egalitarian prayer at the Kotel, guaranteed and protected by Israeli law”.

Rabbi Laura Janner-Klausner, Senior Rabbi to Reform Judaism