The women were protected by the police following a recent court order in favor of the Women of the Wall's right to pray at the sacred site.
The Women of the Wall praised the police and condemned the action by the ultra-Orthodox in a statement released to The Huffington Post:
Women Of The Wall Attacked By Ultra-Orthodox Haredim While Praying At Western Wall (PHOTOS)
In the past the Women of the Wall would be stopped by police. Israeli society is changing.
The government for the first time directed police to protect the Woean of the Wall. This type of progress is great for them.
The Ultra-Orthodox Jews, both men, and their women who stood off to the side, all attacked the Women of the Wall and those with them.
In other good news, women in Israel will not longer have to sit at the back of the bus.
Welcome to 1956 Israel!
Now maybe if they can just stop their new practice of making Palestinians ride separate buses they could step closer toward the 21st century with the rest of the world.
Edited by Leave Britney alone!, 12 May 2013 - 02:37 AM.