• In this Monday, Nov. 4, 2013, file photo, a Jewish woman wears a prayer shawl as she prays at the Western Wall, the holiest site where Jews can pray in Jerusalem's Old City. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is advancing a plan to allow non-Orthodox Jewish prayer at the Western Wall in Jerusalem, a move advocates say would mark unprecedented government support for liberal streams of Judaism. According to the government proposal Israel would build a new plaza for mixed gender prayer at the Western Wall, adjacent to the Orthodox prayer plaza. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit, File)

    New prayer site highlights divide between Israel, US Jews

    JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli government’s decision to allow non-Orthodox Jewish prayer at Jerusalem’s Western Wall is a major breakthrough for the country’s long-marginalized liberal streams and their powerful supporters in the United States.