Thousands flock to Western Wall for fast's end

End of day of fasting for the destruction of holy Temple to be commemorated at last remnant of Temple.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/1/2017, 6:56 PM

PA news: 'Settlers' are desecrating western wall of Al-Aqsa

Official news agency of PA blasts Jews coming to Western Wall on the Ninth of Av to commemorate the destruction of their 'imaginary temple.'Dalit Halevy, 8/1/2017, 8:16 AM

Sharansky: The Western Wall must be a place of joy

Jewish Agency chairman recalls first time seeing picture of IDF soldier at the Kotel in Soviet Russia, says Kotel should be for all Jews.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/31/2017, 4:35 PM

'We cannot let the Kotel turn into a place symbolizing division'

President Reuven Rivlin held his traditional day of learning before the 9th of Av, and called for the Kotel to be a place of Jewish unity.Tzvi Lev, 7/31/2017, 3:49 PM

Watch: Motorcyclists salute Jerusalem police

A group of over 100 motorcyclists come to the Western Wall, show their support for the Israel police.Arutz Sheva North America Staff, 7/29/2017, 12:00 AM

Greenblatt prays at the Kotel

President Trump’s special representative visits the Western Wall after working to resolve tensions in Jerusalem.Ben Ariel, 7/27/2017, 11:36 PM

State asks Supreme Court to reject petitions on Western Wall

State informs Supreme Court that the Western Wall deal has been canceled and it was decided instead to renovate the mixed gender area.Orli Harari, 7/18/2017, 1:08 AM

Trump envoy prays at Western Wall for return of IDF soldiers

WH envoy Jason Greenblatt prays at Western Wall ahead of Fast of 17th of Tammuz, includes prayer for return of IDF soldiers held by Hamas.David Rosenberg, 7/11/2017, 12:43 PM

'Shas - the last to preach us morality'

Tzohar Chairman refers to conversion issue, responds to Minister Aryeh Deri: 'When I'm opposite corrupt Shas party, I'm fine.'Mordechai Sones, 7/4/2017, 11:13 PM

'Cancellation of Kotel plan a missed opportunity'

President Rivlin says Western Wall outline was formulated with the consultation and responsibility of the great rabbis of Israel.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/4/2017, 12:04 AM

How Women of the Wall sneak in Torah scrolls for Reform prayers

Controversial Reform prayer group uses soldiers to smuggle Torah scrolls for monthly non-traditional prayer services at Western Wall.Eliran Aharon, 7/2/2017, 10:48 PM

Kotel Controversy: The complete list of fake news items

Leading columnist Yedidya Meir outlines the 'fake news' items associated with the recent Western Wall controversyYedidya Meir, 7/2/2017, 9:55 AM

Leading rabbis to Netanyahu: Be strong

Leading Religious Zionist rabbis sign declaration of support for PM after Reform, Conservative outcry over Kotel Plan and Conversion Law.Ido ben Porat, 7/2/2017, 8:34 AM

Knesset Speaker: I won't pray in a 'mixed' prayer section

'I personally wouldn't pray in an egalitarian area,' he said, but expressed criticism for the Conversion Law.Michal Levy, 6/29/2017, 2:01 PM

'Western Wall issue should be resolved through dialogue'

Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks opposes Conversion Law, says Western Wall issue should be resolved through compromise.Uzi Baruch, London, 6/29/2017, 1:10 AM

Friedman criticizes the Reform movement

Ambassador to Israel calls for Jewish unity, expresses disappointment that a Jewish organization could rethink its support for Israel.Nitsan Keidar, 6/28/2017, 12:04 AM

Bennett: American Jews are our brothers

Israel's relationship with American Jews is in trouble, says Education Minister: 'They feel like they've been slapped in the face'.David Rosenberg, 6/27/2017, 11:08 AM

Shas MK: Reform movement doesn't really care about the Kotel

Minister questions outrage of Reform movement following cancellation of Western Wall plan. 'They don't believe in the Kotel or Holy Temple.'Tal Polon, 6/27/2017, 9:05 AM

'We need to strengthen the relationship with the Diaspora'

Senior director for Diaspora Affairs at the Ministry of Diaspora discusses decision on Kotel, relations between the Diaspora and Israel.Uzi Baruch, 6/27/2017, 2:05 AM

Rabbi Lau: Marginal groups attempting to cause fights over Kotel

Chief Rabbi says Western Wall is a place of prayer for all Jews and non-Jews. All must be respectful at holy site.Hezki Baruch, 6/26/2017, 3:31 PM

Western Wall belongs to all Jews - but the decision is Israel's

Opinion: Israel is the sovereign power in Jerusalem, and decisions regarding the Western Wall are Israel's to make.Rabbi Dr. Haim Schein, 6/26/2017, 10:57 AM

'Reform wants recognition, but we will not agree to it'

Agriculture Minister praises decision to rescind Western Wall deal. 'We prevented unnecessary division.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/25/2017, 10:11 PM

'Nullifying Western Wall decision an attack on Jewish unity'

Defense Minister blasts government's decision to shelve plan to establish Reform prayer area at Western Wall. 'Come back to your senses'.Hezki Baruch, 6/25/2017, 5:04 PM

Government freezes pro-Reform Western Wall plan

Religious parties score win as plan to create mixed-gender prayer area at Western Wall for Reform Movement shelved.Hezki Baruch, 6/25/2017, 3:41 PM

Greenblatt prays at the Kotel

Trump’s envoy to the Middle East, who is in Israel, visits the Western Wall, prays for peace.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/19/2017, 11:26 PM

National Union bypasses haredim from the right

Faction demands PM act to enable independent legal representation for rabbinate in High Court hearing on Kotel issue.Mordechai Sones, 6/19/2017, 10:57 PM

Parent calls class trip to Western Wall 'too political'

School trip changed after a parent complains about students' visit to Western Wall, City of David.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/16/2017, 12:04 PM

Western Wall access denied to Jews

During Ramadan, police prevent Jews from reaching Western Wall by car.Mordechai Sones, 6/15/2017, 5:35 PM

Mother of woman who stripped at Kotel: This wasn't a provocation

Family of 23-year old woman who undressed in front of Western Wall begs social media outlets to remove video of incident.David Rosenberg, 6/12/2017, 12:51 PM

Woman strips naked in front of Western Wall, sparking uproar

23-year old woman escorted out of Western Wall Plaza by police after she removes her clothes.David Rosenberg, 6/11/2017, 4:26 PM

Al-Aqsa imam: Western Wall belongs to Muslims

In Friday sermon, Al-Aqsa preacher says Jews have no religious or historical rights to Western Wall, Temple Mount.Dalit Halevi, 6/11/2017, 7:34 AM

Nikki Haley prays at Western Wall

US Ambassador to UN Nikki Haley expresses excitement over visit to Western Wall. 'A life-changing experience.'Nitzan Keidar, 6/7/2017, 9:11 PM

Jibril Rajoub lies to Arabs about 'sovereignty' statements

PA official denies to Arabs that he told Israelis Western Wall needs to be under Jewish sovereignty. 'I only said Jewish supervision.'Tal Polon, 6/7/2017, 6:52 PM

A US bar mitzvah boy watches his dream come true

Despite his illness, bar mitzvah boy succeeds in praying at Western Wall - together with singer Yaakov Shwekey.Uzi Baruch, 6/7/2017, 2:30 PM

'The Western Wall belongs only to Muslims'

Supreme Islamic Council says the entire area of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, including the Western Wall, is Muslim.Dalit Halevi, 6/6/2017, 5:39 AM

Watch: Millionaire distributes cash at the Western Wall

Jewish millionaire from Chile whose net worth stands at hundreds of millions of shekels distributes 50 and 100-shekel bills at Western Wall.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/29/2017, 7:18 PM

Western Wall elevator project approved

The project will give those with physical disabilities easier access to the Western Wall from the Jewish Quarter of the Old City.Hezki Baruch, 5/28/2017, 12:13 PM

Israeli government gathers in Western Wall tunnels

Government holds meeting discussing making Western Wall more accessible for wheelchairs, affirming new Communications Minister.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/28/2017, 9:13 AM

Tens of thousands celebrate Jerusalem Day at Western Wall

Annual march through capital to the Western Wall draws tens of thousands of celebrants on the 50th anniversary of reunification of JerusalemHezki Baruch, 5/24/2017, 8:28 PM

3 paratroopers from famed Kotel photo return 50 years later

3 IDF soldiers from famous photo from Western Wall return to holy site on 50th anniversary of victory. 'As exciting as the first time.'JTA, 5/24/2017, 7:55 PM

Aerial photos: Jerusalem Day march underway

Tens of thousands join March of Flags from Jerusalem's Great Synagogue to the Western Wall on 50th anniversary of liberation of city.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/24/2017, 4:33 PM

The Six Day War - a salvation and a miracle

PM Netanyahu says Six Day War was 'a salvation and miracle,' promises Temple Mount will always remain in Jewish hands.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/24/2017, 1:23 PM

WATCH: Thousands pray at the Western Wall on Jerusalem Day

Israelis hold holiday prayers at Western Wall Plaza, celebrate 50th anniversary of Jerusalem's liberation with Chief Rabbis and city rabbi.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/24/2017, 11:15 AM

ZOA "Shocked" at Tillerson's Stance on Jerusalem – and Tel Aviv

'Only the blind cannot point to Jerusalem as the center of Judaism and Israel,' ZOA states.Hillel Fendel, 5/23/2017, 10:12 PM

Live: 6 Day War commemoration at Western Wall

Commemoration of 50th anniversary of 6 Day War, when Jerusalem and the Western Wall were liberated., 5/23/2017, 6:05 PM

Trump's Twitter header shows him standing at Western Wall

US president is pictured wearing a black kippa, touching the wall as he prays.Tal Polon, 5/23/2017, 8:42 AM

'The Reform should learn from Trump'

MK Eichler pleased with Trump family's respectful attitude to Kotel: 'I'm happy Reform in US forced to see how Trump family respects site.''Mordechai Sones, 5/22/2017, 11:02 PM

Tillerson: Western Wall part of Jerusalem

US Secretary of State says Western Wall is part of Jerusalem, but does not comment on sovereignty.JTA, 5/22/2017, 6:48 PM

Watch: Trump visits Western Wall

President Trump becomes first sitting president to visit Western WallGary Willig, 5/22/2017, 4:22 PM

'Reform not Jewish'

'After failing in Germany, Reformers want to dig in their claws like the pig did to Jerusalem's walls'.Mordechai Sones, 5/21/2017, 1:05 PM

Elevator to be built at Western Wall Plaza

Elevator and underground tunnels will allow greater access to Western Wall and Jewish Quarter to elderly and disabled.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/19/2017, 12:21 PM

Trump: I'm not ruling out visiting Western Wall with Netanyahu

President speaks with Israel Hayom ahead of first state trip to Israel, says he may visit Western Wall with Prime Minister Netanyahu.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/19/2017, 8:52 AM

Trump: I will strengthen our alliance with the Jewish state

New London to host President Donald Trump today, Wednesday when he addresses graduates at the Coast Guard AcademyGary Willig, 5/17/2017, 8:00 PM

'There is a limit to the trampling of our national honor'

MK Smotrich calls on PM to insist that Israeli officials accompany US President to Western Wall, vows to have MKs at site during visit.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/17/2017, 7:41 PM

'We need to be realistic about Trump visit'

Tourism Minister Yariv Levin discussed with Arutz Sheva the impending visit of President Trump and its ramifications for tourism.Shimon Cohen, 5/17/2017, 4:30 PM

Haley: Western Wall is part of Israel

US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley says US Embassy should be moved to Jerusalem, Western Wall is part of Israel.Chana Roberts, 5/17/2017, 7:49 AM

Spicer: Western Wall 'clearly in Jerusalem'

White House press secretary asked about diplomats who said the Western Wall is not part of Israel.Ben Ariel, 5/17/2017, 2:06 AM