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Kotel Rabbi: UNESCO forfeited its right to exist

The Rabbi of the Kotel says that UNESCO has lost its right to exist for decision to deny Jewish link to Jerusalem.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/18/2016, 8:44 PM

Arab countries continue to dominate UNESCO

Arab members of UNESCO combine to replace ambassador who would not ratify the decision denying Jewish connection to Temple Mount.Nitzan Keidar, 10/17/2016, 7:40 PM

UNESCO official urges delay in vote

Michael Worbs, who chairs UNESCO's executive board, calls for vote on resolutions denying Jewish connection to Jerusalem to be delayed.Ben Ariel, Canada, 10/14/2016, 11:20 PM

UNESCO chief criticizes anti-Israel resolution

UNESCO Director General speaks out against resolution that disregards the Jewish connection to the Temple Mount and the Western Wall.Elad Benari, Canada, 10/14/2016, 9:11 PM

U.S. lawmakers blast UNESCO resolution

Senator Ted Cruz and Congressman Jerrold Nadler condemn UNESCO resolution which denies Jewish connection to the Temple Mount and the Kotel.Ben Ariel, 10/14/2016, 6:43 AM

PA officials pleased with UNESCO resolution

PA officials welcome UNESCO resolution denying Jewish connection to Jerusalem, say it sends a message to Israel to "end the occupation".Elad Benari, 10/14/2016, 12:02 AM

'UNESCO words affront to Jews,Christians'

Deputy Foreign Minister says UNESCO resolution denying Jewish connection to Kotel a disgrace and an attack on both Jews and Christians.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/13/2016, 8:33 PM

Israel turns to Vatican for help at UN

Israel asked the Vatican's representative to UNESCO to work to convince nations not to deny Jewish connection to JerusalemGary Willig, 10/13/2016, 4:33 PM

United Nations: Western Wall not Jewish

UNESCO resolution expected to pass not only denies Temple Mount's Jewish ties, but also portrays Western Wall as Muslim holy site.Nitsan Keidar, 10/13/2016, 8:28 AM

U.S. lawmakers: Do not rewrite Jerusalem's history

Ros-Lehtinen and Cruz lead bipartisan effort urging UNESCO to reject resolution describing the Temple Mount as holy Muslim site.Ben Ariel, Canada, 10/11/2016, 8:49 PM

Conservatives, Reform sue over Western Wall

Reform and Conservative movements ask Supreme Court to order government to follow through on egalitarian prayer area next to the Kotel.JTA, 10/7/2016, 4:58 AM

Gafni: High court judges assist Reform Jews

In the wake of attorney-general Mandelblit's decision regarding Western Wall, MK Gafni accused High Court judges of political intervention.Haim Lev, 9/22/2016, 11:14 AM

Letters to God delivered to Western Wall

Hundreds of letters addressed delivered to the Western Wall as is traditional before the High Holidays.JTA, 9/22/2016, 4:43 AM

Court: Why hasn't Kotel plan been executed?

Court rips government for failure to implement its decision to create a prayer space for Reform movement in Kotel Plaza.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/12/2016, 12:39 PM

Worshippers rescue cat stuck inside Western Wall

Jews praying by the Western Wall discovered a cat stuck between the stones of the holy site - and found an original way to extricate him.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/27/2016, 9:49 PM

Watch: Together as one

Caught on camera: Israel unites at the Western Wall, societal differences forgotten on the national day of mourning.Rachel Kaplan, 8/14/2016, 2:55 PM

Reform leaders demand prayer space at Western Wall

Leaders of the reform movement send letter to Netanyahu demanding mixed-gender prayer space at Western Wall for liberal streams of JudaismTal Polon, 7/12/2016, 8:06 PM

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