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 urge UNESCO not to 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 egalitarian plan

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

MK Gafni: Supreme court judges are advising Reform movement

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

Supreme 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

Watch: 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 worshippers clash with haredi protesters at Western 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 Netanyahu: No deals with Reform movement

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 the 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 and 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 by leading rabbis forbids 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

Government approves egalitarian prayer section at Western Wall

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 government claims: 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

Netanyahu: 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

Palestinian 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 to British FM: 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

American Lawmakers Urge Action Against 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 as 'Muslim Site'

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

Before Yom Kippur, 100,000 Attend Selichot at the Western Wall

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 Western Wall 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 Festivities

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

Hundreds Flock to Kotel for Independence Day Prayers

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

Watch: 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 Gather 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 People Visit Western Wall Over High 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

Watch: Hundreds Pray for Missing Students at Kotel and in 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 Bar Mitzvah

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

Islamist Leader Attacks Pope for Visiting 'Muslim' Western Wall

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 the Nazis, 51 Survivors Finally Have Their Barmitzvahs

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 Reportedly Used To Build The Second Temple Discovered

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 Moving 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 at the Kotel

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

Palestinian 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

‘Price Tag’ Hysteria? 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