(YNetNews) Western Wall and Holy Sites Rabbi Shmuel Rabinowitz is being accused by the Eda Haredit faction of damaging the site’s sanctity by opening it to the wide public, including the Women of the Wall liberal group.

According to members of the extreme Jewish Orthodox faction, had Rabinowitz excluded the women from the site completely to begin with, they would not be seeking equal treatment and the “evil regime” would not be intervening in their favor.

The harsh attack against the Western Wall rabbi was published in the “Ha’eda” journal after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu instructed Jewish Agency Chairman Natan Sharansky to look into ways to ease restrictions on women and non-Orthodox visitors who feel excluded from the holy site, and to submit his recommendations to the government after the Knesset elections.

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