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Leftist Journalist Blasts Hotovely Over Diplomats' Kotel Visits

Journalist Ben Caspit says that requiring foreign diplomats to visit the Kotel is like being forced to visit a church in New York.Ido Ben Porat, 7/17/2015, 2:15 AM

Hotovely: Kotel to be Part of Official Diplomatic Visits

International guests in Israel on official visits will be taken to the Kotel as part of their itinerary, the Foreign Ministry has decided.Moshe Cohen, 7/16/2015, 8:15 AM

Moving: Holocaust Survivors Celebrate Bar Mitzvah at the Kotel

After more than half a century, survivors finally undergo ceremony denied to them by the NazisHezki Baruch, 7/13/2015, 1:50 PM

Moving: Hero Soldier Who Survived Stabbing Prays at Kotel

Prayers of thanks and surprises by unit for officer released from hospital, who was critically wounded by Arab terrorist in Old City.Rafael Levy, Ari Yashar, 7/1/2015, 7:12 PM

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

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

Women of the Wall 'Almost Caused Bloodshed' with Torah Stunt

Kotel Rabbi slams provocateurs who took Torah scroll into women's section, sparking scuffle and police intervention.Gil Ronen, 4/20/2015, 12:52 PM

Netanyahu at the Kotel: Moved by the Weight of Responsibility

Netanyahu visits Western Wall and notes on historical meaning of holy site, vows to act for every citizen of Israel.Hezki Baruch, Ari Yashar, 3/18/2015, 2:43 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

Netanyahu: We Didn't Return to the Kotel to Reach it in APCs

Netanyahu slams Labor for vowing to keep Kotel while giving up surrounding territory, promises to keep Jerusalem sovereign.Ari Yashar, 12/23/2014, 8:18 PM

Kotel Prayer Rally for Security

Jerusalem's new city rabbis led the prayers following the latest murderous wave of Muslim terror attacks.Yoni Kempinski, Gil Ronen, 11/20/2014, 8:07 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

Kotel Rabbi: 'Temple Mount has Turned into a Terror Base'

Temple Mount merely 'a platform for political struggle' for Arabs says rabbi of the Kotel, calling on world to condemn violence.Ido Ben-Porat, Ari Yashar, 10/10/2014, 1:31 PM

Watch Live: Selichot at the Kotel

Join the special prayers for Selichot at the Western Wall plaza in Jerusalem, attended by leading rabbis and Knesset members., 9/30/2014, 12:20 AM

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

NY Republican Candidate Visits the Old City of Jerusalem

NY Republican candidate Bruce Blakeman visits the Jewish communities of eastern Jerusalem, concludes tour at the Kotel.Yoni Kempinski, 9/1/2014, 1:15 AM

Golani Troops Leave Gaza to Say Gomel Blessing at Kotel

Soldiers of hard-hit brigade leave front for first time in operation, say blessing recited after safely emerging from danger.Oranit Etzer, Ari Yashar, 8/12/2014, 9:32 PM

Ninth of Av Set to Begin Monday Night

Monday marks the advent of Tisha B'Av, the Fast of the Ninth Day of Av, commemorating the destruction of the First and Second Temples.Moshe Cohen, 8/4/2014, 7:36 PM

Thousands Gather in Prayer at Kotel

Tens of thousands of people gathered at the Kotel to pray for G-d's help in destroying Hamas.Yaakov Levi, 7/27/2014, 4:54 PM

Queens Family Moves Up Bar Mitzvah to Show Solidarity

A resident of Queens, NY, decided that now was the time to come to Israel for a family celebration - rockets or no rockets.Yosef Berger, 7/17/2014, 2:15 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

Judge Orders Release of Arab who Broke Jewish Minor's Skull

Arab who assaulted Jewish youth with bat on Shavuot by Kotel released to house arrest, legal expert slams racist bias.Ido Ben-Porat, Ari Yashar, 6/26/2014, 5:35 PM

Police Refuse to Allow Cleanup of 'Small Western Wall'

The Small Western Wall is full of debris and trash - and according to an Arab MK, police and the government are against cleaning it up.Moshe Cohen, 6/23/2014, 9:06 PM

Watch: Thousands at Kotel to Pray for Missing Youths

Ashkenazi and Sephardi Chief Rabbis of Israel lead a mass prayer gathering for the three abducted youths.Hezki Baruch, 6/15/2014, 7:27 PM

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

Rabbis Organize Mass Prayer Rallies for Missing Yeshiva Students

Chief rabbis, MKs to attend mass prayer rallies at Kotel Saturday and Sunday as Jews gather across Israel to pray for the boys' safety.Tova Dvorin, 6/14/2014, 11:40 PM

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

Arab Attacker Indicted For Breaking Jewish Minor's Skull

Jerusalem Arab indicted for assaulting 17-year-old with wooden bat near Western Wall right before Shavuot.Ari Yashar, 6/11/2014, 1:29 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

Arab Attacker Breaks Jew's Skull in Brutal Shavuot Attack

Jewish youths on way to Kotel before Shavuot attacked and injured by armed Arabs; if roles were reversed 'Israel would focus on this only.'Ido Ben-Porat, Ari Yashar, 6/5/2014, 11:10 PM

Kotel Officials: We're All Ready for Shavuot

Officials at the Kotel (Western Wall) are preparing for expected crowds of tens of thousands of visitors over the Shavuot holiday.Yosef Berger, 6/2/2014, 5:16 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

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

Lack of Manpower Closes Kotel Entrances

Police at the Western Wall on Sunday and Monday closed two of the main entrances into the Kotel Plaza, citing management issues.Yosef Berger, 5/12/2014, 5:20 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

Kotel Undergoes 'Pesach Cleaning'

The Kotel was 'cleaned out' of notes that have been stuffed into it all year long, using a special deviceYaakov Levi, 4/6/2014, 8:25 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

2013 Record Year for Israeli Tourism

Foreign tourist entries up 3% from 2012; December sets monthly record with 24% increase from previous year.Ari Yashar, 1/9/2014, 7:37 PM

WoW Deny They Tried to 'Smuggle' Torah Scroll to the Kotel

Group alleges WoW attempted to sneak Torah scroll in duffel bag into Kotel plaza against police regulations; WoW strenuously deny claims.Ari Yashar, 1/2/2014, 10:08 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

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

Guard Who Murdered Kotel Visitor Released to House Arrest

Hadi Kabalan, who killed Doron Ben Shalush at the Kotel earlier this year, has been released to house arrest pending the end of his case.David Lev, 10/13/2013, 5:23 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

The Temple Mount and the Peace Treaty

You might want to remember Israel's 1994 Treaty of Peace with the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. It tells us something about today’s headlines. Dr. Phlip Brodie, 9/29/2013, 11:02 PM

'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