“We are committed to Israel’s strength and security as we are to her economic and social prosperity,” the letter said. “We are sure you can understand the concerns we hear from many in our communities who struggle to understand why the implementation of the historic government resolution to create a space at the Kotel where all Jews are free to worship appears stalled.”

Citing Netanyahu’s often-repeated statement that there is “one wall for one people,” a declaration he made at last year’s General Assembly, the federations said that their communities hold dearly to that statement and expect to see it realized.

“On behalf of the Federation movement we represent, we thank you for your leadership on this matter and look forward to your ongoing efforts to make clear to millions of Jews in Israel and around the world that, in spite of our differences, we are one people,” the letter said.