Plans for Egalitarian Prayer Space at Western Wall are Suspended Male and Female Reform Rabbis Pray in the area slotted to be the Egalitarian prayer space

Under pressure from ultra-Orthodox factions within his government, Netanyahu and his cabinet near-unanimously reverse a plan to create a permanent mixed-sex, egalitarian prayer space in the Western Wall Pavilion. The move is met with immediate outrage by Reform, Conservative, and Reconstructionist Jewish communities in Israel and the diaspora.