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

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

Jewish Home MK: Israelis Are Afraid to Visit the Kotel

Arab terror preventing Israelis from coming to Western Wall to pray, says MK Smotrich - and something must be done.Yaakov Levi, 9/17/2015, 8:40 PM

PA Claims 'Western Wall is Muslim'

PA claims Temple Mount and Kotel as 'Muslim holy sites,' as PA mufti calls for 'physical' response to possible ban of Muslim rioting groups.Dalit Halevy, 8/25/2015, 4:41 PM

Watch: Thousands at the Kotel for First Night of Selichot

Sights and sounds: Worshipers flock to Western Wall for first night of penitential prayers leading up to High Holy Days.Eliran Aharon, 8/17/2015, 12:02 PM

Women of the Wall's Elul 'Secret Mission'

Radical feminist activists successfully smuggle in Torah scroll, rams horns after police yield to their protestations.Orli Harrari, 8/16/2015, 2:51 PM

Watch: Torah Scroll Dedicated at Kotel to Three Murdered Teens

Father of slain teen tells Arutz Sheva about 'complicated' dedication event, says last summer's unity will overcome.Eliran Aharon, 8/12/2015, 10:05 AM

Arabs Busted over 'Protection' Scheme for Kotel Visitors

Just like in old Chicago, Israelis visiting the Kotel have been forced in recent months to pay up, or risk damage to their cars, or persons.Moshe Cohen, 8/10/2015, 5:13 PM

Questions to the Enemies of Israel

An open letter with hard questions that need answering on the ground. Giulio Meotti, 8/9/2015, 7:14 AM

Tisha B'Av - Destruction of the Temple

Tonight and tomorrow the Jewish people commemorate the destruction of the two Temples in Jerusalem.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/25/2015, 9:04 PM

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