Women of the Wall, the campaign group for equal prayer rights at the Western Wall, won a significant legal victory today as a Jerusalem court ruled that the police should not arrest them for their actions.
A group of more than 20 Progressive rabbis and rabbinic students from the UK have protested to the Israeli ambassador about the treatment of women who want to pray at the Western Wall, describing police threats to arrest the women saying Kaddish as “shocking”.
Transcript of President Barack Obama's speech to Israeli students in Jerusalem - March 21 2013
“Well, it is a great honor to be with you here in Jerusalem, and I’m so grateful for the welcome that I’ve received from the people of Israel. Thank you. I bring with me the support of the American people - and the friendship that binds us together.
As Prince Charles tours the Middle East this week, he will be once again following in the footsteps of one of his predecessors in the role. But while Jerusalem does not feature on his itinerary this time, when the future King Edward VII embarked on his tour of the region 151 years ago, the Holy Land was high on his agenda.