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

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's 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 from Kotel

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

Despite Snow, Bar Mitzvahs Still Held at Western Wall

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

Czech President: My Kotel Wish Came True

Miloš Zeman visited the Western Wall and said that when he made a wish there, 12 years ago, it came true.Gil Ronen, 10/13/2013, 10:30 PM

'Women of the Wall' Back Down Over Western Wall

The 'Women of the Wall' organization are set to announce that they will hold future prayers at a new site made at Robinson's Arch.Adam Ross, 10/7/2013, 3:07 PM

Women of the Wall Snub New Prayer Area

Dozens of women gather at Western Wall to mark the new month of Cheshvan, avoid new prayer area recently opened.Adam Ross, 10/4/2013, 9:40 AM

Kotel Rabbi to Hareidi Jews: Ignore Women of the Wall

Kotel Rabbi calls not to protest ‘Women of the Wall’ prayers. ‘Keep things quiet.’Maayana Miskin, 10/3/2013, 12:04 PM

Video: Thousands Pray for the Recovery of Rabbi Ovadia Yosef

Tens of thousands of people gathered at the Western Wall for a massive prayer rally for the spiritual leader of the Shas party.Arutz Sheva, 9/30/2013, 5:12 AM

'You Feel Like You're On Top of the World'

Rabbi Efraim Shore of the Aish HaTorah organization shares a message of unity at the priestly blessings in JerusalemYoni Kempinski and Ari Soffer, 9/22/2013, 11:37 PM

'We Prayed for This for Thousands of Years'

Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat tells of his feelings experiencing the "birkat kohanim" and the Kotel. "No one should take this for granted."Yoni Kempinski and Ari Soffer, 9/22/2013, 11:12 PM

In Pictures: Priestly Blessings at the Western Wall

Israeli Chief Rabbis join thousands of worshippers at this year's Sukkot 'birkat kohanim' at the Kotel in Jerusalem.Yoni Kempinski and Ari Soffer, 9/22/2013, 10:47 AM

Thousands Recite Selichot at the Western Wall

Jewish worshippers flock to the Kotel (Western Wall) to take part in penitential prayers in the run up to Yom Kippur.Ari Soffer and Hezki Baruch, 9/10/2013, 11:04 AM

Kotel Rabbi’s Horror at Temple Mount Riots

Kotel rabbi says the world should condemn Muslim rioters’ attempt to force Jews from holy site.Maayana Miskin, 9/8/2013, 8:30 AM

‘Women of the Wall’ to Get Separate Prayer Area

Minister Bennett hopes to solve Kotel clashes with a separate prayer space for non-traditional worship.Maayana Miskin, 8/25/2013, 2:42 PM

Fears as Ramadan meets ‘Women of the Wall’

Police ask thousands of orthodox Jewish women not to pray at Kotel in an attempt to maintain calm.Maayana Miskin, 8/6/2013, 6:40 PM

Security Guard Shot Kotel Jew After 'Verbal Confrontation'

Security guard who shot dead a Jewish man at Western Wall is suspected of murder after " verbal confrontation."Rina Tzvi , 6/25/2013, 8:14 PM

Security Guard Shot Jew who Yelled Allahu Akbar at Western Wall

A Jewish man has been killed in a shooting at the Kotel.Maayana Miskin & Ernie Singer, 6/21/2013, 8:07 AM

Court Awards Damages to Hebron Mother Over False Arrest

The Jerusalem Magistrate’s Court has awarded thousands of shekels in damages to a Hevron mother after her false arrest by police.Chana Ya'ar, 6/20/2013, 2:05 PM