Above: Meir Porush
Throw Women Of The Wall To The Dogs, Israel’s Haredi Deputy Education Minister Tells The Knesset
Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com
Israel’s haredi Deputy Education Minister Meir Porush told the Knesset plenum today that Women of the Wall should be “thrown to the dogs,” the Times of Israel reported.
Porush also used his allotted Knesset time to attack the Reform Movement, claiming the movement and its members are “responsible for the terrible intermarriage that we’ve been witnessing in the United States.”
Porush also emphasized what the Reform and Conservative Movements and Women of the Wall have now denied – that the location of the new egalitarian prayer area located south of the Kotel (Western Wall) proper near the Dung Gate of Jerusalem’s Old City is an “out-of-the-way corner. That’s where you belong. [All of them] should be thrown to the dogs,” Porush fumed.
In reaction to the tirade by Porush, the Conservative Movement’s Israel branch called on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to fire Porush. But that is unlikely to happen because Netanyahu’s coalition depends on the support of Porush’s Ashkenazi haredi United Torah Judaism Party to stay in power.
The Reform Movement has not yet issued a response to Porush.