Report: Likud offers to nix mixed-gender prayer area at Kotel

Likud urging Noam party to drop out of race in exchange for closing mixed-gender prayer space at Western Wall, dropping conversion reform.Sam Sokol, JTA, 9/6/2019, 8:09 AM

Watch: Holocaust survivor's message to Western Wall visitors

Born in Auschwitz, 92-year-old Samuel Beller is the sole member of his family to survivor the war, narrowly avoiding death at the war's end.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/28/2019, 10:24 AM

Public continues to flock to the Western Wall

Amid clashes on Temple Mount and protest at its entrance, visits continue in the Western Wall plaza, where many arrive to pray and mourn.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/11/2019, 11:34 AM

Watch: Tisha B'Av in the heart of Jerusalem

Police, volunteers, work to secure Western Wall and protect worshipers.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/10/2019, 10:16 PM

Preparations underway at Western Wall for Tisha B'Av

At the end of the day, the Western Wall Heritage Foundation will distribute drinks and snacks to break the fast.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/9/2019, 1:47 PM

The Holocaust survivor's moving birthday request

To celebrate 104th birthday, Shoshana Ovitz asks her descendants to convene for prayer at Kotel. "Mengele took her mother before her eyes."Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/7/2019, 8:37 PM

How could WOW leave the Torah in the bathroom?

Disrespect has been the story of Women of the Wall since day one, but they have really crossed a red line here. Leah Aharoni, 8/6/2019, 6:21 PM

Jennifer Lopez prays at Western Wall

American actress and singer Jennifer Lopez follows Tel Aviv performance with visit to Israel's holiest site.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/2/2019, 5:00 PM

Blue and White leader visits Western Wall

MK Benny Gantz says only way to bridge gap between sectors is respectful dialogue.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/2/2019, 2:20 PM

'Women of the Wall' hides Torah scroll in public bathroom

The Women of the Wall hold their monthly prayer service at the Western Wall for the new month of Av on Friday morning.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/2/2019, 10:36 AM

‘Slaughter the Jews’ painted on section of Western Wall

Writing in Arabic found on "Kotel Ha'katan" part of Western Wall in Muslim Quarter. At least 1 Arab girl arrested in connection to incident.Marcy Oster, JTA, 7/21/2019, 2:48 PM

US Energy Secretary tours Western Wall

US Secretary of Energy Rick Perry and wife tour Western Wall to begin first official visit to Israel. 'A monumental moment for us.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/21/2019, 2:24 PM

Watch: Hundreds at Western Wall for Rosh Chodesh prayers

Education Minister Rabbi Rafi Peretz among the worshipers. 'We are truly living in a special generation.'Hezki Baruch, 7/4/2019, 11:22 AM

British Home Secretary Sajid Javid visits Western Wall

Sajid Javid makes first visit by senior UK official to Western Wall in Jerusalem in 19 years.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/1/2019, 3:12 PM

Watch: NY governor Cuomo visits Western Wall tunnels

Andrew Cuomo and his daughters visited the Western Wall and the tunnels, accompanied by Israeli consul Danny Dayan.Ido Ben Porat, 6/28/2019, 1:00 PM

Nikki Haley visits Western Wall

Ex US ambassador to UN prays at Western Wall ahead of her participation in conference at which she is guest of honor.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/26/2019, 4:54 PM

NFL quarterback spotted at Western Wall

'I fell in love with Israel', says Houston Texans' quarterback Deshaun Watson after visiting Israeli town of Shiloh, in Samaria.David Rosenberg, 6/20/2019, 3:55 PM

Watch: Thousands at Western Wall for Jerusalem Day

Western Wall plaza full for morning prayers as thousands celebrate 52 years since Jerusalem's liberation.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/2/2019, 9:39 AM

'Har Habayit Beyadenu' - The Temple Mount is in our hands!

The League of Nations Mandate did not grant the Jewish people the rights to establish a national home in Palestine, it simply recognized a pre-existing right that had never been surrendered or forgotten. Israel realized that right in1948 and 1967.Dr. Alex Grobman, 5/31/2019, 2:59 PM

Watch: Rachel's first visit to the Western Wall

Rachel Yakubov visited Israel as part of Taglit-Birthright Israel. She describes the experience as "amazing".Eliran Aharon, 5/30/2019, 6:45 AM

Demand: Orthodox prayer arrangements also in Southern Plaza

Demand comes in light of increase in number of worshipers visiting Southern Plaza and holding prayers in accordance with halakha.Mordechai Sones, 5/13/2019, 5:18 PM

'Looks like Reform women have given up battle for Western Wall'

Less than 20 supporters of Women of the Wall turnout for Rosh Hodesh prayers at Kotel - despite hopes that hundreds would attend.Uzi Baruch, 5/6/2019, 8:44 AM

Watch: Celebration at Western Wall

Rain and hail did not deter the many worshipers who came to pray this morning at the Western Wall for first day of Hol Hamoed Pesach.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/21/2019, 1:54 PM

Watch: Prayer notes removed from Western Wall

Thousands of notes left in Western Wall by worshipers removed with wooden tools.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/10/2019, 3:48 PM

Watch: Prime Minister Netanyahu at the Western Wall

Prime Minister Netanyahu arrived with his wife to pray at the Western Wall a few hours before the opening of polls in the Knesset elections.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/9/2019, 12:00 AM

Western Wall stones inspected for stability

Stones of Western Wall thoroughly inspected ahead of Passover. Removal of notes takes place on April 10.Marcy Oster, JTA, 4/3/2019, 10:05 PM

Watch: Brazilian President visits Western Wall in Jerusalem

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro becomes first head of state to visit Western Wall with Israeli prime minister.AFP and Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/1/2019, 6:29 PM

Western Wall nixed for Eurovision

Public broadcaster rejects tourist sites in Judea and Samaria for contest imagery. Western Wall only to be shown with Israel delegation.Tal Polon, 3/28/2019, 8:28 AM

Mike Pompeo visits Western Wall

US Secretary of State makes first of its kind visit to Western Wall by high-ranking diplomat.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/21/2019, 5:50 PM

Exploring Jewish identity at the Western Wall

A special Bar Mitzvah ceremony for European Jewish kids at the Western Wall in Jerusalem.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/8/2019, 3:34 PM

Police: Women of the Wall to blame for Western Wall clashes

Police contradict feminist group's claim it was attacked by mob of radical haredim, says Women of the Wall made 'deliberate provocation'.David Rosenberg, 3/8/2019, 1:54 PM

'Women of the Wall' forced out of Kotel amid protests

Event at Western Wall marking controversial feminist group's 30th anniversary ended as activists forced to leave plaza amid protests.David Rosenberg, 3/8/2019, 9:54 AM

Watch: 20,000 worshippers gather at Western Wall

Tens of thousands gather at Western Wall in Jerusalem for 'Rosh Hodesh' prayers marking beginning of new Hebrew month.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/8/2019, 8:58 AM

Watch: Mayor of Beverly Hills visits Western Wall

'Extraordinary passion here, a remarkable history.' Beverly Hills mayor visits Western Wall tunnels during conference of mayors in Israel.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/24/2019, 4:15 PM

Islamic cleric: Don't call it the Western Wall

Head of the Supreme Islamic Council in Jerusalem says there's not a single rock at the Western Wall which is connected to Jewish history.Dalit Halevi, 2/13/2019, 6:35 AM

20 Jewish youths rescued from Arab villages celebrate at Kotel

Youths rescued with their mothers from Arab villages come to Western Wall for special Bar/Bat Mitzvah program organized by Yad L'Achim.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/7/2019, 11:41 AM

Watch: Austrian president visits the Western Wall

Austrian President Alexander Van der Bellen puts his wish in the Western Wall 'that I hope will come true one day for Jews and Austrians.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/3/2019, 10:26 PM

Watch: What happens when it snows at the Western Wall?

Some snowfall was a good enough reason for celebration among visitors at the Western Wall last night.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/17/2019, 11:25 AM

New IDF chief of staff visits Western Wall

Aviv Kochavi arrives with outgoing Chief of Staff Eisenkot to Western Wall, where they pray and place notes in the stones of the wall.Orli Harari, 1/15/2019, 2:37 PM

Watch: Boy rescued from Arab village puts on tefillin at Kotel

Two and a half years ago, A. knew he was Jewish but did not speak a word of Hebrew. Now he reads from his Bar Mitzvah Torah portion.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/9/2019, 10:27 PM

150 haredi soldiers sworn in at Western Wall plaza

Netzach Yehuda Battalion holds first swearing-in ceremony since Givat Assaf attack.Eliran Aharon, 1/3/2019, 11:33 PM

Successful CPR at IDF swearing in ceremony at Western Wall

Father of soldier at military ceremony saves life of man who collapsed during event at the Western WallArutz Sheva Staff, 1/3/2019, 9:40 PM

'A decision that will enable desecration of the Western Wall'

'The Planning and Building Committee will be making a decision that will leave generations weeping.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/30/2018, 1:17 PM

Father of wounded soldier: Thank you for your prayers

Watch: Father of wounded American-Israeli soldier expresses his thanks to worshippers gathered at Western Wall to pray for his son.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/24/2018, 11:32 AM

Hundreds pray for wounded soldier at Western Wall

Tzfat Chief Rabbi attends prayer ceremony at Western Wall for soldier shot at Givat Assaf.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/24/2018, 12:41 AM

Hundreds rally against 'Women of the Wall' in Jerusalem

Women of the Wall alternative prayer service at Western Wall draws only 30, while hundreds join in prayer vigil against the left-wing group.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/9/2018, 3:37 PM

Deri: Women of the Wall a 'destructive phenomenon'

Deri responds to petition calling on him to ban Women of the Wall from the Kotel, says he is doing everything in his power to combat group.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/7/2018, 9:34 AM

Amb. Friedman, Netanyahu light Hanukkah candles at Western Wall

PM, US Ambassador mark 1 year since President Trump recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/6/2018, 8:57 PM

Hundreds of women call on Aryeh Deri to stop Women of the Wall

Petition wants interior minister to stop the feminist group from 'provoking quarrels in such a holy place' ahead of Rosh Chodesh prayers.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/6/2018, 6:42 PM

100-year-old rabbinic document describing Western Wall found

Rabbinical leaders of Jewish community in 1918 wrote that holiness of Western Wall spanned entire wall, included plaza up to the Dung gate.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/5/2018, 7:31 PM

200 Holocaust survivors light Hanukkah candles at Western Wall

Western Wall Rabbi: Thanks to the survival of the Holocaust survivors, today we can celebrate Hanukkah, here near the Temple Mount.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/4/2018, 7:59 PM

Jerusalem's leaders light Hanukkah candles together

Mayor Nir Barkat and incoming Mayor Moshe Leon light candles for second night of Hanukkah at the Western Wall.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/3/2018, 7:09 PM

'Hanukkah - The spiritual independence day of the Jewish people'

Outgoing Police Commissioner, Chief Rabbi David Lau light first candle of Hanukkah at the Western Wall.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/2/2018, 7:53 PM

Watch: Snake removed from Western Wall

Snake emerges from in between stones of Western Wall, causing commotion in Jerusalem holy site.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/1/2018, 5:08 PM

Watch: Governor of New Jersey visits Western Wall

Memorial to Governor Phil Murphy's father-in-law held in Western Wall Tunnels.Eliran Aharon, 10/23/2018, 3:01 PM

Prayers continue at egalitarian Kotel area despite protests

Hundreds of Jews pray and study Torah at Robinson's Arch despite angry reactions from Reform and Conservative movements.Tzvi Lev, 9/27/2018, 4:58 PM

Thousands attend Priestly Blessing at the Western Wall

Jews from all over the world join US Amb. Friedman at Western Wall for the Priestly Blessing. Watch this special event live.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/26/2018, 2:07 PM