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Reform clash with haredi protesters at Wall

Tensions run high as Reform and Conservative visitors clash with protesters at Western Wall, amid controversy over 'alternative' prayers.Shai Landesman, 7/7/2016, 11:39 AM

Chief rabbis warn PM: No deals with Reform

Rabbis Yosef and Lau say Reform movement must not gain influence in Israel, especially at the Western Wall.Gil Ronen, 6/29/2016, 9:46 PM

Interview with 1967 IDF iconic warrior

One single iconic and chilling image depicted the moment of reunification of Jerusalem in 1967. ILTV speaks with one of the Kotel heroes.ILTV, 5/13/2016, 6:01 AM

Report: Women of the Wall bring 'dancer' to Kotel

Radical feminist group came Monday morning to the Kotel, as they do every Rosh Chodesh, along with a 'dancer', witness says.Yedidya Ben-Or, 5/9/2016, 10:40 AM

Netanyahu remains committed to changes in Kotel

Prime Minister reiterates commitment to a decision to create a new prayer space for Reform and Conservative Jews at the Kotel.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/7/2016, 1:15 AM

Meeting between Netanyahu, chief rabbis canceled

Scheduled meeting on allocation of a non-Orthodox prayer space at the Kotel abruptly canceled.Hezki Baruch, 3/6/2016, 3:46 AM

'Coalition should have collapsed on Reform Kotel'

Ex-Minister Yishai slams haredi and religious parties for not saying 'no' to new prayer space, calls Reform 'disappearing Judaism.'Hezki Baruch, 2/7/2016, 5:15 PM

Historic letter against Kotel division

In light of new Reform prayer space, letter from top rabbis in early 1970s published, revealing fierce opposition to division into sections.Hezki Baruch, 2/4/2016, 10:59 PM

Non-Orthodox prayer

What is the impact of the decision to allow egalitarian services at the Western Wall on Jewish tradition?Larry Gordon, 2/4/2016, 7:22 PM

Netanyahu blasts minister's attack on Reform Jews

PM stresses Reform Jews are 'part and parcel' of Jewish people and deserve respect after Yariv Levin slams them for assimilation.Cynthia Blank, 2/3/2016, 6:01 PM

Cabinet approves egalitarian prayer at Kotel

Government approves egalitarian prayer section near Robinson's arch, promises to make it respectable and accessible to all.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/31/2016, 3:05 PM

PA: Israel implementing a 'bi-national state'

PA government blasts Israel and the city of Jerusalem for "defiling" the Western Wall and the Al-Aqsa Mosque.Dalit Halevi, 12/9/2015, 5:43 AM

Israel is a candle in the darkness

PM Netanyahu lights first Hanukkah candle in Jerusalem, says Israel is fighting for its existence and independence.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/7/2015, 1:16 AM

Cleric: The Western Wall belongs to the Muslims

Palestinian Arab claims Muslims are the legal owners of the Western Wall and no other person or entity are entitled to it.Dalit Halevi, 10/23/2015, 5:12 AM

PA Drops UNESCO Kotel Bid - Partially

PA backs down on claiming Kotel as a Muslim site, but is still trying to claim Cave of Machpelah and Rachel's Tomb.Ari Yashar, 10/21/2015, 9:48 AM

Lapid: UNESCO Bid Part of PA's Incitement

Yesh Atid chairman asks Britain’s Foreign Secretary to thwart PA initiative to pass resolution on Kotel at UNESCO.Ben Ariel, 10/21/2015, 5:13 AM

Lawmakers Urge Action over UNESCO Kotel Resolution

Reps Nita Lowey and Ted Deutch ask ambassador to UNESCO to work to block the PA from claiming Kotel as its own.Ben Ariel, 10/20/2015, 5:17 AM

'Arafat's Legacy of Lies Continues with Abbas'

Foreign Ministry officials confirm to Arutz Sheva an active fight against the PA's push to claim the Kotel as their own.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/19/2015, 7:07 PM

PA Tries to Claim Western Wall at UNESCO

Proposal, likely to pass due to Muslim majority, would have Kotel renamed Buraq Plaza and made part of Al-Aqsa Mosque.Ari Yashar, 10/16/2015, 3:09 PM

100,000 Attend Selichot at the Kotel

Jews from across the religious and demographic spectrum gathered in Jerusalem for last penitentiary prayers before Yom Kippur.Tova Dvorin, 9/22/2015, 8:04 AM

Watch: Selichot at the Kotel

Hundreds at Selichot at the Western Wall in the presence of Chief Rabbi David Lau, Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu of Tzfat, ministers and MKs.Hezki Baruch, 9/18/2015, 12:36 AM

Watch: Hundreds Pray at Kotel on Jerusalem Day

Major rabbis and popular Israeli singer hold special prayer session honoring Israel's sovereignty over the capital.Yishai Karov, 5/17/2015, 11:48 AM

Watch: Arabs Try to Ruin Independence Day

Groups of Arabs attempted to incite confrontation with Israelis celebrating Independence Day in the Old City of Jerusalem.Sarah Leah Lawent, Cynthia Blank, 4/23/2015, 2:34 PM

Kotel: Hundreds Attend Independence Day Prayer

Rabbi Uri Sherki, who ended shiva for his murdered son, leads emotional prayer session to bridge Memorial, Independence Days.Hezki Baruch, 4/22/2015, 10:28 PM

Bennett Calls for Unity at Last-Minute Kotel Visit

'We are strong together,' Jewish Home chairman urges, less than 24 hours before the vote.Hezki Baruch, 3/16/2015, 5:24 PM

Watch Live: Snow at the Western Wall

Snow has arrived in Jerusalem and the city is being covered in white. Watch live as the snow falls on the Western Wall in the Old City.Arutz Sheva, 2/19/2015, 11:30 PM

Thousands Pray at Kotel on Last Day of Sukkot

Arutz Sheva was on the scene for vatikin prayers at dawn for Hoshana Raba, the seventh day of the 'Feast of Tabernacles.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/15/2014, 11:22 AM

Thousands at Western Wall for Birkat Kohanim

Traditional ceremony whereby the Cohen-priests bless the masses draws huge crowds every year.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/12/2014, 9:46 AM

Over One Million Visit Kotel Over Holidays

Huge crowds visit Jewish holy site in ten days between Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur.Haim Lev and Tova Dvorin, 10/5/2014, 3:38 PM

Photo Essay: Slichot in Jerusalem

Hundreds gather at the Western Wall for penitential prayers days before the High Holidays begin.Tova Dvorin, 9/21/2014, 12:53 PM

'Do Not Abandon Citizens to Bloodthirsty Rioters'

Hareidi MK calls on internal security minister to create secure path to Kotel, after family nearly killed by Arab ambush on way to the site.Hezki Baruch, Ari Yashar, 9/12/2014, 2:03 PM

Expert: 'Small Western Wall' Just as Holy as Kotel

An expert on Jerusalem and the holy places, says that the Small Kotel is a holy place and should be treated as such.Benny Toker, 6/27/2014, 1:15 AM

100s Pray for Missing Students at Kotel, Hevron

Hundreds prayed Saturday night at the Kotel for the safe return of the three yeshiva students who were kidnapped by terrorists.Hezki Baruch, 6/15/2014, 6:05 AM

Soldiers Salute Holocaust Survivors at Kotel

IDF honors survivors from mental health hospitals who held a belated bar mitzvah at the Western Wall.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/13/2014, 1:51 PM

Raed Salah Slams Pope for Visiting 'Muslim' Kotel

Islamic Movement leader Salah writes letter to pope, accusing him of 'approving' occupation in visit, not apologizing to Muslims.Dalit Halevy, Ari Yashar, 6/9/2014, 2:55 PM

Teens Banned from Praying About the Third Temple

Ariel youth movement conference at the Western Wall denied entry over magnets with prayer for the Third Temple on them.Shimon Cohen, 6/1/2014, 8:50 PM

Timberlake's Kotel Photo Angers Arabs

Pop star's picture from the Western Wall ignites angry comments from pro-Arab activists.Elad Benari, 5/29/2014, 3:14 AM

Pop Icon Justin Timberlake Prays at Kotel

Timberlake posts picture of himself at Western Wall on social networks followed by tens of millions, will perform in Tel Aviv tonight.Ari Yashar, 5/28/2014, 9:55 AM

Kotel Rabbi Tells Pope: 'We Have Returned Home'

Rabbi says Jews merited great miracle to return home after scorn of exile, quotes prophets on world learning Torah from Israel.Ari Yashar, 5/26/2014, 10:11 AM

Robbed by Nazis, Survivors Hold Belated Barmitzvah

Sderot Municipality and other groups organize Bar Mitzvah ceremony in 'an historic act of justice and kindness'.Oranit Etzer, Ari Yashar, 5/20/2014, 6:55 PM

Chisel Allegedly Used To Build Second Temple Found

Archaeologist who found ancient tool says 'for first time in 2000 years we have a tool of the builders of the Kotel (Western Wall).'Iddo Ben-Porat, Ari Yashar, 4/23/2014, 9:49 AM

'The First Time I Put On Tefillin Since The War'

MDA holds moving bar mitzvah ceremony at Western Wall for 87 Holocaust survivors who were robbed of the experience by the Nazis.Ari Yashar, 4/9/2014, 3:37 PM

British Hassidic Music Star's New Jerusalem Clip

Watch Shloime Gertner's new music video of 'Shema Yisrael,' filmed on location at the Western Well.Yoni Kempinski, Ari Yashar, 4/7/2014, 3:36 PM

113 Orphaned Boys to Celebrate Bar Mitzvah

Colel Chabad in Jerusalem will host a mega bar mitzvah celebration for 113 orphaned boys and their families.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/7/2014, 12:46 AM

PA Religious Leaders: Jews must not pray at Kotel

PA claims the Western Wall of Temple Mount is part of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, too, and therefore off limits for Jews.Gil Ronen, 3/27/2014, 6:13 PM

13-Year-Old Detained for Carrying Paint

13-year-old girl in tears as police detain her for carrying paint for her Purim costume.Maayana Miskin, 3/5/2014, 2:42 AM

Kotel Rabbi: Temple Mount Violence is a Disgrace

Muslim riots on the Temple Mount are proof that they are using the compound for a political struggle, says Rabbi Shmuel Rabinovitch.Elad Benari, Canada, 2/28/2014, 9:14 PM

PA Minister: We Demand Sovereignty Over Kotel

Top PA official says that the PA is demanding sovereignty over the entire Old City of Jerusalem, including the Western Wall.David Lev, 2/10/2014, 9:18 PM

A Special Peek At the Kotel Tunnels

Photo essay takes a look at the ancient architecture under Jerusalem's Western Wall.Ari Yashar, 2/9/2014, 11:01 PM

Mass Prayer Rally At Kotel Against 'Kerry Decrees'

Thousands join prayers asking G-d to strengthen leaders and cancel Kerry plans to establish Arab capital in Jerusalem.Ari Yashar, 1/30/2014, 7:14 PM

Anti-Semitic French Comic Announces New Show

Dieudonne tries to circumvent ban on show in which he mimes peeing on the Kotel with new show that includes 'tai-chi moves.'Ari Yashar, 1/12/2014, 7:41 AM

New Photos: Western Wall Tunnels

Kotel Heritage Fund shows the beauty of the Temple Mount tunnels.Arutz Sheva staff, 1/10/2014, 2:38 PM

Women of the Wall Upset as Torah Scroll Banned

Controversial women’s prayer group allowed in to Kotel, but Torah scroll must remain outside.Maayana Miskin, 1/2/2014, 1:24 PM

Bar Mitzvahs Held at Western Wall Despite Snow

Worshippers flock to Jewish holy site despite inclement weather.Tova Dvorin, 12/16/2013, 8:38 PM

Hanukkah Candle-lighting Ceremony At Western Wall

Ceremony marking first night of Hanukkah attended by Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef, Interior Minister, Kotel Rabbi.Tova Dvorin, 11/27/2013, 9:17 PM

Women of the Wall Calls in US Reserves

Three Reform missions from US called in to swell group numbers for organization's 25th anniversary; leader has called to scrap rabbinate.Ari Yashar, 11/4/2013, 2:38 PM

Paula Abdul's Israeli Bat Mitzvah

Singer and dancer Paula Abdul set to take her first trip to Israel this week, and have a bat mitzvah at the Western Wall during her stay.Ari Yashar, 10/28/2013, 10:36 PM