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Women of the Wall appeals to Netanyahu not to appoint Ben Gvir police minister

MK Itamar Ben Gvir seen arguing with police as Women of the Wall hold prayers at the Western Wall in Jerusalem, November 5, 2021. (Olivier Fitoussi/Flash90)
MK Itamar Ben Gvir seen arguing with police as Women of the Wall hold prayers at the Western Wall in Jerusalem, November 5, 2021. (Olivier Fitoussi/Flash90)

The Women of the Wall activist group writes a letter to prime minister-designate Benjamin Netanyahu asking him to not appoint firebrand far-right MK Itamar Ben Gvir as public security minister.

In the letter, the group — which holds controversial monthly women’s prayers at the Western Wall — says Ben Gvir is unfit for the job because of “his harassment and incitement at the Western Wall against the Women of Wall.”

The Religious Zionism MK — who has demanded the job of public security minister, which oversees the police — is opposed to the group’s activities and has repeatedly shown up at the wall during their prayer services to heckle them.

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