Jerusalem – On Thursday, a legion of right-wing demonstrators, estimated in the Thousands, convened on the Western Wall in a call for the Israeli government to end its participation in the ongoing talks with Palestine headed up by U.S. Secretary of State, John Kerry.
Several prominent rabbis and political figures, including Housing Minister Uri Ariel were in attendance.
Billed as a “gathering for anguished prayer,” protestors called for an end to what they termed the “Kerry edicts,” and through public prayer and speeches urged israeli government leaders walk away from the mounting pressure to agree to a Palestinian state.
Earlier in the day, Jewish Home MK Moti Yogev told Israeli Radio before heading out to the protest that he saw traces of anti-Semitism in the motives behind Secretary of State Kerry’s actions.
Yogev said, “The prime minister is maneuvering under the obsessive and unprofessional pressures that might also bear an undertone of anti-Semitism on Kerry’s part.”