'Media coverage inviting terror attack at Western Wall'

Haredi MK responds to report of lax security at holy site on Shabbat, warns Arab media pushing story could inspire attack.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/13/2017, 10:46 AM

Sharansky: Reform Jewry the 'final defense' before assimilation

Natan Sharansky, among those spearheading the 'Kotel plan', called for greater openness towards Reform Jews.Hezki Baruch, 12/27/2016, 2:06 PM

US Ambassador to Israel summoned for reprimand

Netanyahu summons US Ambassador; new policy guidelines to be announcedMordechai Sones, 12/25/2016, 4:54 PM

Shas submits 'Kotel Law' to the Knesset

Shas submits law that will legally establish the Kotel's halakhic status and is also supported by MKs from Jewish Home and Likud.Chaim Lev, 12/12/2016, 12:14 AM

New proposal regulates the status of the Kotel

Shas MKs propose bill to place the Kotel and the plaza around it under the jurisdiction of Rabbinical Courts and the Chief Rabbinate.Nitzan Kedar, 11/28/2016, 9:18 PM

Jewish Home MK: Supreme Court not authorized to adjudicate Kotel

MK Smotrich writes letter to Attorney General, asks government to tell Supreme Court to leave Western Wall alone.Shlomo Pyotrovsky, 11/27/2016, 7:26 PM

JFNA board: Implement Kotel egalitarian space deal

Jewish Federations of North America send letter to Netanyahu, calls for implementation of egalitarian prayer space at the Western Wall.JTA, 11/15/2016, 3:49 AM

Father of murdered rabbi: Israel not intimidated

Memorial plaque dedicated to memory of terror victims Rabbi Nechemia Levy and Aaron Bennet.Gary Willig, 10/6/2016, 8:35 PM

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

'Women of the Wall' convenes shofar ceremony at Western Wall

After initially being denied, local police chief allowed 'Women of the Wall' into the Western Wall plaza this morning with shofars.Haim Lev, 9/4/2016, 11:36 AM

Former MK: Reform Movement is trying to uproot halacha

Former Shas MK Rabbi Nissim Ze'ev decries Reform attempts to take over Kotel.Benny Tucker, 7/9/2016, 9:46 PM

Petition calls to ban mixed prayers at the Kotel

Petition argues egalitarian prayer goes against 'local custom' defined by the Protection of Holy Places Law.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/16/2016, 6:52 PM

Brazil 'regrets' UNESCO vote denying Jewish link to Kotel

Brazilian Foreign Minister Jose Serra says his country will change its vote on UNESCO motion, which declared Jewish sites 'Muslim.'JTA, 6/14/2016, 3:40 PM

Major security reinforcements at Kotel following terror attack

Jerusalem police beef up security personnel on and around Temple Mount as the first Friday of Ramadan approaches.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/9/2016, 4:59 PM

Jerusalem Day: Returning to the Kotel

The story of that miraculous day in June 1967.Rabbi Chanan Morrison, 6/4/2016, 10:27 PM

50 Holocaust survivors have a delayed Bar Mitzvah

In a moving ceremony at the Kotel, 50 survivors denied their Bar or Bat Mitzvah by Nazis finally get the opportunity to do so.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/2/2016, 6:18 PM

Florida official has belated bar mitzvah at Western Wall

Florida Lt. Gov. Carlos Lopez-Cantera, candidate for Senate, recently 'came out' as Jewish.JTA, 4/24/2016, 11:27 AM

Petition to prevent 'Women’s Priestly Blessing' at Kotel

Petitioners ask High Court to stop 'offensive and insulting' Priestly Blessing ceremony to be performed by Women of the Wall.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/18/2016, 11:07 AM

22 sick children celebrate bar and bat mitzvahs at the Kotel

Kav Lachayim brings 22 sick children from around the country together for an emotional bar and bat mitzvah ceremony at the Kotel.Reut Hadar, 4/12/2016, 10:37 AM

Archaeology Council warns 'Reform Kotel' will destroy history

Israeli Archaeology Council writes to Netanyahu, Regev and Antiquities Authority, demanding plan for new prayer space be stopped.Ari Yashar, 4/7/2016, 7:11 PM

Government has three months to come up with new Kotel plan

Court tells government to present new plan within three months, refuses to give temporary injunction against Women of the Wall.JTA, 4/5/2016, 11:07 AM

Looking for new agreement with Reform

Agriculture Minister Uri Ariel, Chief Rabbi David Lau discuss how to best oppose moves to officially recognize Reform, change Kotel status.Nitsan Keidar, 3/16/2016, 10:29 PM

Reform movement warns Netanyahu

In message to PM, Reform leaders demand Kotel decision remain, indicate compromise on mikvaot. Netanyahu promises to help 'quietly.'Chaim Lev, 3/15/2016, 9:43 PM

Women of the Wall break their promises

In negotiations on new Reform Kotel prayer space Women of Wall promised AG not to smuggle in Torah scrolls - today they were at it again.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/11/2016, 11:14 AM

Cabinet discusses Kotel arrangements - 46 years ago

1970 account shows Labor Ministers opposed Kotel partition even then.Hillel Fendel, 3/7/2016, 8:42 PM

Archaeologists: Kotel plan 'will cause sorrow for generations'

Archaeologists warn that government's plan to modify Kotel plaza would hurt Israel's cultural heritage, strategic assets.Matt Wanderman, 3/7/2016, 10:27 AM

Array of rabbis on Kotel: Don't act without Chief Rabbinate

Elders' Forum of National Religious Rabbis publishes statement on dividing Kotel, asking gov not to take unilateral steps.Ido Ben-Porat, 3/7/2016, 7:43 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

Demonstrators to Religion Minister: Don't give in to Reform

Dozens gather outside of Religious Affairs Minister David Azoulai's house with signs reading 'One Kotel - One People,' 'No to Reform money.'Shimon Cohen, 3/1/2016, 11:26 AM

Chief Rabbinate criticizes Kotel Rabbi

Chief Rabbinate Council implicitly criticizes Rabbi Rabinowitz for promoting the government’s outlined division of Kotel.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/25/2016, 7:26 PM

Ex-Prime Minister's ruling on Kotel authority

In discussion over authority transfer for new Reform prayer space, Chief Rabbi brings Levy Eshkol's words from after the Six Day War.Shlomo Piotrokovsky, 2/21/2016, 5:14 PM

'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

Will the Palestinians thwart Reform Kotel plaza?

PA religious leadership strongly condemns planned new non-Orthodox prayer section at 'Muslim site,' calling it breach of international law.Dalit Halevi, 2/3/2016, 7:56 AM

MK Ariel: Reform prayer at Kotel an attack on 'Jewish tradition'

Ahead of cabinet vote on allowing egalitarian prayer services at Kotel, Uri Ariel says initiative will only spur 'conflict and division.'Hezki Baruch, 1/31/2016, 12:00 PM

Jewish Home divided on Reform prayer at Kotel

Uri Ariel blasts change to 'status quo' at Kotel while Bennett and Shaked appear primed to vote in favor of proposal to allow Reform prayer.Hezki Baruch, 1/31/2016, 9:54 AM

Government to acknowledge Reform movement for first time

Government expected to accept recommendations on Kotel: 'The Jewish Home should be raising a rumpus."Uzi Baruch, 1/30/2016, 9:54 PM

Terror victim Naor Shalev celebrates Bar Mitzvah at the Kotel

Two months after nearly losing his life in brutal Pisgat Ze'ev stabbing, Naor Shalev is called up to the Torah at the Kotel.Hezki Baruch, 12/17/2015, 12:02 PM

Teen terror victim to light eighth candle at Kotel

Naor Shalev, critically injured in a stabbing in Pisgat Ze'ev, will light the final candle of Hanukkah in public Kotel ceremony.Orly Harari, 12/13/2015, 12:27 PM

Kotel and 'Al-Aqsa' top Facebook’s ‘check-in' list

Binyamin Netanyahu is 10th most talked about politician according to FacebookShoshana Miskin, 12/9/2015, 8:06 PM

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

Kotel rabbi opposes women Hanukkah lighting

After deputy state attorney calls to integrate women in state lighting ceremony, rabbi asks why special section not being used.Ben Shaul, 12/1/2015, 8:01 PM

Biggest Jewish event ever: 5 million to pray together

This coming Sunday, group hopes to get five million people all over the world to say the 'Tikun Haklali' together.Shimon Cohen, 11/17/2015, 10:53 PM

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

UNESCO Chief Blasts PA Attempt to Claim Kotel as Muslim Site

Director-General issues statement 'deploring' proposal, backed by Arab states, to claim Kotel as part of Al-Aqsa Mosque.Ari Soffer, 10/20/2015, 9:10 PM

Diaspora Jews Livid at PA Bid to Claim the Kotel at UNESCO

Jewish leaders in the United States, Europe condemn proposal to claim Western Wall as Muslim site as 'an affront to Jews everywhere.'Ari Soffer, 10/20/2015, 5:10 PM

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

Watch: Worshipers, Visitors Not Deterred by Jerusalem Violence

Jewish worshipers at the Kotel this morning tell Arutz Sheva why last night's terrorist attacks only strengthened their resolve to come.Yoni Kempinski, 10/4/2015, 11:58 AM

Watch: Chief Rabbi Leads Prayer Rally at the Kotel

Sephardic Chief Rabbi Yosef calls prayers to show defiance after stabbing attack, urges Jews to turn out at site in demand for security.Chaim Lev, 10/4/2015, 12:31 AM

Arab 'Screamers' Harass Officials Visiting Kotel

Arab women wail at Jerusalem officials visiting the Western Wall through the Damascus Gate route.Yaakov Levi, 10/1/2015, 1:08 PM

PA Media: Birkat Kohanim? Jewish 'Desecration of Al-Buraq Wall'

Forget the Temple Mount - Palestinian Press Agency says Western Wall is Muslim, Jewish Priestly Blessings 'desecrate' it.Ari Soffer, 9/30/2015, 10:42 PM

Thousands Flock to Kotel for Birkat Kohanim, Hakhel

Security forces have reinforced the Old City since dawn as thousands expected to attend special ceremonies.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/30/2015, 5:30 PM

Watch: Terrified Jewish Children Hounded by Muslim Mob

Difficult to watch: Children cry as Arab mobs target Jewish families on the way to the Kotel in Old City of Jerusalem over Sukkot.Ari Soffer, 9/29/2015, 8:30 PM