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'Gov't working on alternative Western Wall plan'

Likud minister says government preparing alternative to Reform-backed Western Wall plan cancelled in January.

'Gov't working on alternative Western Wall plan'

Visit to Jerusalem ends in detention

Travelers strolling through the Western Wall excavations detained to police station. Atty Rehavia Pilz: 'Police obsession with Temple Mount'

Visit to Jerusalem ends in detention

'Governments can reform tax codes, not religion'

Committee chairman blasts Kotel Plaza changes pushed by Reform movement. 'Don't use the Kotel for a political struggle.'

'Governments should reform tax codes, not religion'

Report: Women of the Wall bring 'dancer' to Kotel

Radical feminist group came Monday morning to the Kotel, as they do every Rosh Chodesh, along with a 'dancer', witness says.

Report: Women of the Wall bring 'dancer' to the Kotel

Priestly Blessing to commence at Kotel

Traditional priestly blessing will be held Monday morning at the Kotel, followed by a ‘reception’ of the chief rabbis of Israel.

Priestly Blessing to commence at Kotel

Police will try to block Women of the Wall

Police plan to block the organization's buses for fear of provocations at the Kotel.

Police will try to block Women of the Wall

The next step for the 'Women of the Wall'

In a petition to the court, 'Women of the Wall' ask permission to bring a Torah scroll into the plaza with them every Monday and Thursday.

The next step for the 'Women of the Wall'

Israelis ignore Reform movement, despite influence

Pew survey shows Reform Movement has failed to gain a following in Israel, despite its powerful political influence.

Despite powerful influence, Reform Movement not gaining traction

MK Ariel: We won't back down on Kotel

Jewish Home MK demands gov't maintain status quo, not recognize Reform movement in Kotel Plaza changes.

MK Ariel: We won't back down on Kotel

Report: PM reconsidering Kotel reform

As religious opposition grows to Kotel Plaza changes, PM reportedly forced to consider altering plan for Reform section.

Report: PM reconsidering Kotel reform as opposition grows

Women's group smuggles Torah into Kotel, again

Despite the allocation of a non-Orthodox section, ‘Original Women of the Wall’ bring a Torah into the Kotel complex, generating provocation.

Women's group smuggles Torah into Kotel, again

Shas Rabbi says Reform Jews are 'idolaters'

Rabbi David Yosef attacks Reform Movement as 'not Jewish', promises to ‘fight on and not surrender the Kotel’.

Shas Rabbi says Reform Jews are 'idolaters'

Haredim fume as Reform Movement takes victory lap

Massive Reform delegation invited to Knesset, visits planned Kotel plaza as haredim plan response.

Haredim fume as Reform Movement takes victory lap

Deri vows: Reform will never get gov't recognition

Shas leader opposes gov’t decision to expand non-Orthodox mixed prayer section. 'Although they are Jews, they will not get recognition.'

Deri vows: Reform Movement will never get gov't recognition

WoW celebrates wider egalitarian prayer section

At a press conference at the Western Wall, the women say: ‘All Jews in Israel can pray together at the Kotel.’

Women of the Wall celebrate gov't approval of egalitarian prayer

Rabbi Stern lights 4th candle at Kotel

Chief Rabbi of Jerusalem lit Hanukkah candles alongside MK Yitzhak Herzog. 'Lighting in this place represents victory.'

Rabbi Stern lights 4th candle at Kotelplayer

Women of the Wall light Hanukkah candles at Kotel

Group succeeds in lighting candles for Hanukkah at the Kotel in defiance of traditional practice.

Women of the Wall light Hanukkah candles at Kotel

Abbas opposes construction at the Kotel Plaza

PLO Executive Committee condemns 'Beit Haliba' construction plans, calling them attempt to seize 'Islamic holy site.'

Abbas opposes construction at the Kotel Plaza

Anger at Netanyahu for 'Embracing' Reform Judaism

Hareidi leaders quoted as saying PM 'deepened the damage to the hareidi public' with address to Reform movement.

Anger at Netanyahu for 'Embracing' Reform Judaism

Bennett: Come Visit non-Orthodox Kotel Section

Bayit Yehudi head in appeal to Reform, Conservative Jews: new section is open to all streams, 24 hours a day.

Bennett: Come Visit non-Orthodox Kotel Sectionplayer