Liberals clash with ultra-Orthodox Jews at Jerusalem’s Western Wall

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© FRANCE 24 screen grab

Video by Irris MAKLER

Text by FRANCE 24

Latest update : 2016-11-03

Protesters demanding equal prayer rights for women at Jerusalem’s Western Wall scuffled with ultra-Orthodox Jews on Wednesday as they sought to approach Judaism’s holiest site.

Some 200 protesters, including members of liberal and conservative Jewish movements, marched to the wall in Jerusalem‘s Old City, in defiance of a call by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to avoid “unnecessary friction”.

But barring their route were throngs of ultra-Orthodox protesters, who sought to snatch Torah scrolls out of their arms.

Click on the player above to watch the report by FRANCE 24’s Irris Makler.

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One Response to “Liberals clash with ultra-Orthodox Jews at Jerusalem’s Western Wall”

  1. daveyone1 Says:

    Reblogged this on World Peace Forum.

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