Too bad I can’t get over my emotional attachment to Israel; if I could, it wouldn’t bother me to read about Israeli women being arrested for praying at the Western Wall.
The Israeli Government, which depends on religious fanatics for its majority, is in a tough bind on issues such as this one. But what’s the excuse for the silence from American supporters of Israel? If Netanyahu could tell the Shas “We can’t do this kind of crap and still get support from the diaspora,” that would strengthen his hand. But he can’t say that convincingly, because it isn’t true.
Can you imagine the outcry if the Iranian Government had arrested a group of Jewish women for daring to pray?