1. Walking shot Israeli police detaining member of Women of the Wall group
2. Ultra-Orthodox man shouting against Women of the Wall; UPSOUND: "We will not let the reformed desecrate the holy place"
3. Close-up man wearing prayer shawl; UPSOUND (Hebrew): "Pray but do it without singing"
4. Walking shot of Israeli police taking way member of Women of the Wall
5. Wide of Women of the Wall praying at Western Wall
6. SOUNDBITE (English): Micky Rosenfeld, Israeli police spokesman
"Five women at the moment were questioned and are being questioned by Israeli police at the police station now for wearing religious garments, either the talit or tefillin, which is against the High Court order which the Israeli police obviously are implementing, and making sure that it's carried out and kept it."
7. Wide of Western Wall
8. Close-up woman wearing prayer shawl at Western Wall
9. Close of Meretz party member of Knesset, Tamar Zandberg, talking to Israeli police as women are being taken away
10. SOUNDBITE (English): Tamar Zandberg, Meretz party member of Knesset
"Only yesterday we saw (Natan) Sharansky's (chairman of the quasi-governmental Jewish Agency) plan to have an equal place in the Kotel for prayer and the next thing we see this morning is arrests."
11. Wide of ultra-Orthodox men and Israeli police at Western Wall
12. Close of ultra-Orthodox men
13. Various of women praying at Western Wall
Israeli police detained five women from a liberal Jewish women's group on Thursday as they tried to pray at a Jerusalem holy site, police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said.
The women belong to "Women of the Wall," a liberal group that goes to the Western Wall each month to worship.
They conduct certain rituals, such as wearing prayer shawls and skullcaps and singing out loud, practices reserved for men under strict Orthodox interpretations of Judaism.
Meanwhile Israeli authorities have proposed a compromise that would establish a new section at the Western Wall where men and women can pray together, a groundbreaking initiative that would mark a significant victory by liberal streams of Judaism in their long quest for recognition.
The proposal by the quasi-governmental Jewish Agency is aimed at ending turmoil surrounding the Orthodox establishment's monopoly over the site.
The mastermind behind the idea is Natan Sharansky, chairman of the Jewish Agency.
"Only yesterday we saw Sharansky's plan to have an equal place in the Kotel for prayer and the next thing we see this morning is arrests," said Tamar Zandberg, a Meretz party member of Knesset, wearing a prayer shawl at the Western Wall, also known as Kotel.
While the proposal still needs government approval, it already risks upsetting Israel's powerful ultra-Orthodox community as well as the Western Wall's Muslim neighbours, reflecting the explosive mix of religious sensitivities in the area.
The Western Wall, a retaining wall of the biblical Temple compound, is the holiest site where Jews can pray.
Currently, it is divided into men's and women's sections. Orthodox rabbis, who control Israel's religious institutions, oppose mixed prayers.
Under the plan, Israel would create a permanent area for mixed-gender and women-led prayer.
It would be situated in an area on a lower level where limited mixed prayer already is allowed, but which mainly serves as an archaeological site.
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