The deadline for resolving the crisis over the new egalitarian prayer space at the Western Wall in Jerusalem has been extended indefinitely, after an aide to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu failed to draft a solution acceptable to the opposing sides within the 60 days he was allotted.

Meanwhile, leaders of the Reform and Conservative movements in the United States are hoping to use their clout, in a meeting scheduled with the prime minister for Wednesday, to prevent any changes in the original plan, approved by the government in January. […]

On Sunday, Sharan met with representatives of the Conservative and Reform movements in Israel, as well as with leaders of Women of the Wall, to gauge their openness to possible changes in the original plan.