The prime minister reaffirmed his commitment to the third pluralistic section but has asked for more time. All the parties have agreed to his request.

The sad thing is that these meetings were necessary. The sadder thing is that we allow 10 percent of the population to bully the rest of us. The haredim have too much to lose to leave the coalition. It is time to call their bluff.

We are at a turning point, and if we continue to refuse the rights of the non-haredim to pray freely at the Kotel, we run the risk of further alienating Diaspora Jews. If we truly believe in Klal Yisrael then we need to implement the Mendelblit plan and not give in to blackmail. If not now, When?