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US Jews to snub Netanyahu during upcoming visit over Western Wall U-turn

American Jewish leaders say they won’t host Netanyahu during his upcoming visit to New York to protest his government’s decision to nix a cabinet-approved plan to create an area for pluralistic worship at the Western Wall.

According to the Walla news website, a number of Jewish leaders have said they may meet with the prime minister privately, but there will be no official or public events during the his visit to the US later this month.

Earlier this year, Netanyahu’s government backtracked on a landmark deal that was to guarantee non-Orthodox Jews’ free access to the Jerusalem holy site, drawing sharp rebuke from Diaspora Jewry.

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