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Watch live: Tisha B'av at the Western Wall

On the night of Tisha B'av, the saddest day of the year, Jews gather at the Western Wall to mourn the Holy Temples.

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Watch: Women of the Wall provoke worshippers - again

Women of the Wall activists clashed with worshippers after leaving the area specially designated for their private service.

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Prime Minister's Office: No dividers in egalitarian plaza

PM Lapid's 'sole interest is to harm what is holy to Israel,' haredi party leader says.

Prime Minister's Office: No dividers in egalitarian plaza

Diaspora Min demands security for Western Wall Egalitarian plaza

Diaspora Minister says Israel's relationships with US Jewry, Democratic party depend on protecting worshipers at southern Kotel section.

Diaspora Min demands security for Western Wall Egalitarian plaza

Jewish Agency condemns violence at Western Wall egalitarian section

Board of Governors passes resolution condemning attack on bar mitzvahs at 'Ezrat Yisrael' section at the Western Wall 2 weeks ago.

Jewish Agency condemns violence at Western Wall egalitarian area

Incident at a Western Wall bar mitzvah renews fight over prayer spaces

Biden's antisemitism envoy and Prime Minister Yair Lapid condemn harassment of Conservative bar mitzvah at the Western Wall.

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Dortmund and Moscow meet at the Western Wall

Children of Soviet-raised parents who moved to Germany complete year of preparatory learning, visit Israel on group bar/bat mitzvah trip.

Dortmund and Moscow meet at the Western Wall

Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump visit Western Wall

Daughter, son-in-law of former President Trump pray at Western Wall, leave a prayer note in its cracks

Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump visit Western Wall

Yeshiva students say Psalms at Western Wall for recovery of Rabbi Druckman

Family asks public to pray for leading religious Zionist Rabbi Chaim Druckman, who is undergoing surgery today.

Yeshiva students say Psalms at Western Wall for Rabbi Druckman

Watch: Singing together at the Western Wall at the end of Shavuot

More than 50,000 Jews visited the Western Wall during Shabbat and the festival of Shavuot.

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Mass Jerusalem Day prayer event at the Western Wall

Jerusalem Day Flag Dance march reaches Old City, as revelers gather for mass prayer service at the Western Wall Plaza.

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Live: Jerusalem Day prayers at Western Wall

Thousands attend Jerusalem Day morning prayers at the Western Wall in the Old City.

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Ten thousand join holiday prayers at Western Wall

Thousands mark 55 years since Jerusalem's reunification, praying and singing 'Sisu et Yerushalayim.' Watch.

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Supreme Court rejects petitions against Jerusalem cable car

Project to alleviate transportation problems in Jerusalem's Old City, ease access to the Western Wall to go ahead after court decision.

Supreme Court rejects petitions against Jerusalem cable car

PA's response to Bennett: The Western Wall is also ours

Abbas' adviser on religious affairs rejects Prime Minister Bennett's remarks on Israel's sovereignty over the Temple Mount.

PA's response to Bennett: The Western Wall is also ours

Watch: Thousands attend Independence Day prayer at the Western Wall

Thousands marked Independence Day with a festive evening prayer at the Western Wall with the Chief Rabbi of Israel, Rabbi David Lau.

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Herzog: In cemeteries, arguments fall silent

Israel pauses to remember all who fell in defense of the nation.

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Women of the Wall refuse to enter designated plaza

Justice Ministry orders separate plaza for Women of the Wall, to prevent conflict - but the group refuses to follow instructions.

Women of the Wall refuse to enter designated plaza

'A real and present danger to worshippers at the Western Wall'

A security analyst says Arab rioters endanger the lives of civilians more than security personnel.

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Jewish extreme-left MK: Jews don't have the right to pray at the Western Wall

MK Ofer Cassif, the sole Jewish member of the Joint List party, claims the Wall is "occupied territory," blames "occupation" for violence.

Jews don't have the right to pray at the Western Wall

Watch live: Priestly Blessing at the Western Wall

For the second day in a row, the traditional holiday Priestly Blessing ceremony is held at the Western Wall.

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5 hurt in stone-throwing attack on bus heading to Western Wall

2 arrested for throwing stones at buses carrying Jews heading to the Western Wall.

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Ukrainian refugees join orphans' Bar Mitzva celebration at Western Wall

Weeks after fleeing Ukraine, a group of 13 year old boys participated in an emotional Bar Mitzva celebration at the Western Wall on Monday.

Ukrainian refugees join orphans' Bar Mitzva at Western Wall

550 new Bnei Menashe immigrants from India visit Western Wall for the first time

Chief Rabbi of Israel David Lau joins hundreds of Bnei Menashe immigrants for their first visit to the Western Wall.

550 new immigrants from India visit Western Wall for first time

Mike Pence at the Western Wall: 'Israel must be strong, that's what we pray for'

During visit to Israel, former VP decried Biden administration's willingness to negotiate with Russia over Iran nuclear deal.

Mike Pence at the Western Wall: 'Israel must be strong'

Haredi MK says Reform colleague should have been arrested

Shas MK Malkieli slams MK Kariv's 'disgraceful' conduct at Western Wall. 'He came in a despicable manner, abused his immunity.'

Haredi MK says Reform colleague should have been arrested

Thousands of young women must protest Reform presence at Western Wall

Thousands of haredi young women will gather at Western Wall for prayers, in protest of Reform movement's agenda.

Thousands of women must protest Reform presence at Western Wall

Organization leader: 'State of Israel is bluntly distancing Diaspora Jews'

Minister Ayelet Shaked tells delegation: No changes in Western Wall status quo unless accepted by all.

'State of Israel is bluntly distancing Diaspora Jews'

Will controversial Western Wall plan be dug up again?

Israeli PM Bennett scheduled to meet next week with Reform 'rabbis' from US to discuss Western Wall compromise.

Will controversial Western Wall plan be dug up again?

Human chain from Knesset to Western Wall

Right-wing activists to create human chain in Jerusalem. demonstrating in support of Samaria town.

Human chain from Knesset to Western Wall

Women of the Wall group disrupts Kotel prayers

Organization managing Western Wall slams 'Women of the Wall' for violating gender separation rules at holy site, disrupting prayers.

Women of the Wall group disrupts Kotel prayers

Chabad joins battle against Western Wall compromise

'No compromise is relevant' when it comes to Western Wall plan, leading Chabad-Lubavitch rabbi writes.

Chabad joins battle against Western Wall compromise

Senior Gov. officials: Western Wall compromise frozen

Officials tell Israel National News Yamina MKs divided on Western Wall compromise, coalition doesn't want issue to benefit opposition.

Senior Gov. officials: Western Wall compromise frozen

Report: Bennett government freezes Western Wall reform plan

Under pressure from the Right, Bennett's government reportedly halts plan to create larger, permanent egalitarian prayer space at Kotel.

Report: Bennett government freezes Western Wall reform plan

US Amb. lights Hanukkah candles at the Western Wall

New US Amb. Tom Nides lights seventh Hanukkah candle at the Western Wall, together with son Max.

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Women of the Wall gearing up for their next provocation

Feminist group intends to hold monthly service next Sunday. Haredi MKs on the alert to protect status quo at holy site.

Women of the Wall gearing up for their next provocation

Jewish group: Partitioning Western Wall will drive away Diaspora communities

Am Echad, dedicated to strengthening relationship between Israel and Diaspora, says new Western Wall plan would be a 'critical mistake.'

Jewish group: Partitioning Western Wall threatens Jewish unity

Watch live: Lighting the Hanukkah candles at the Western Wall

During the Hanukkah holiday a national candle-lighting ceremony is held each night at the Western Wall, attended by rabbis & public figures.

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Hanukkah candles lit at Western Wall in memory of Eli Kay

Family of man killed in Hamas attack at Western Wall participates in Hanukkah candle-lighting ceremony at holy site.

Hanukkah candles lit at Western Wall in memory of Eli Kay

Minister Kahana: No miracle will help us if we are not united

Religious Affairs Minister Matan Kahana participates in candle lighting ceremony for the 2nd night of Hanukkah at the Western Wall.

Minister Kahana: No miracle will help us if we are not united