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Israel to give Western Wall infrastructure, transportation upgrade

Cabinet votes to back Bennett's plan to invest 110 million shekels in upgrading infrastructure and transportation for Western Wall Plaza.

Israel to give Western Wall infrastructure upgrade

Clashes during Women of the Wall prayers at Western Wall

Reform Movement, Women of the Wall activists arrive at Western Wall Plaza, sparking backlash from Orthodox worshippers.

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Orthodox prayer in egalitarian section of Western Wall plaza

Activists erected a partition between the genders in the egalitarian section of the Western Wall plaza during Tisha B'av prayers.

Orthodox prayer in egalitarian section of Western Wall plaza

Agreement signed to build elevator from Jewish Quarter to Western Wall

Elevator to be built at cost of NIS 55 million will bring worshipers from Jewish Quarter to Western Wall plaza and provide disabled access.

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Watch: Sukkahs ready for the throng at Western Wall Plaza

Early morning on the eve of Sukkot is a good time to see the Sukkahs in the Kotel Plaza before the arrival of crowds for the holiday.

Watch: Sukkahs ready for the throng at Western Wall Plazaplayer

Govt. to increase funding for Western Wall excavations

NIS 16 million to be added to budget for 5 Year Plan to upgrade infrastructure, encourage tourism at Western Wall Plaza.

Govt. to increase funding for Western Wall excavations

Watch: Snake removed from Western Wall

Snake emerges from in between stones of Western Wall, causing commotion in Jerusalem holy site.

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Agriculture Minister decries removal of Regev's authority

Minister Ariel blasts PM's decision to strip Miri Regev of committee chair over refusal to approve upgrades to Kotel mixed prayer section.

Agriculture Minister decries removal of Regev's authority

Ancient clay seal found under Western Wall Plaza

Excavations at Western Wall Plaza unearth unique stamped clay from the First Temple Period believed to belong to city governor.

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'Reform Movement is looking for backdoor path to recognition'

Netanyahu explains decision to freeze Western Wall plan pushed by Reform Movement.

'Reform Movement is looking for backdoor path to recognition'

Police convoy escorts disabled children to Western Wall

Motorcycle patrols in Jerusalem accompany children of Ezer Mitzion to Western Wall plaza.

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Israel looks to end crisis with Diaspora Jews

Bennett, Shaked intensify efforts to find compromise, prevent break between Israel and American Jewish leaders.

Israel looks to end crisis with Diaspora Jews

'Reform Jews, stay in America and don't interfere here'

Haredi MK praises PM's decision to freeze Western Wall plan, calls on Reform Jews to stay in US - and out of Israeli politics.

'Reform Jews, stay in America and don't interfere here'

Bennett: American Jews are our brothers

Israel's relationship with American Jews is in trouble, says Education Minister: 'They feel like they've been slapped in the face'.

Bennett: American Jews are our brothers

Western Wall belongs to all Jews - but the decision is Israel's

Opinion: Israel is the sovereign power in Jerusalem, and decisions regarding the Western Wall are Israel's to make.

Western Wall belongs to all Jews - but the decision is Israel's

'Nullifying Western Wall decision an attack on Jewish unity'

Defense Minister blasts government's decision to shelve plan to establish Reform prayer area at Western Wall. 'Come back to your senses'.

'Nullifying Western Wall decision an attack on Jewish unity'

Court intervention at Kotel?

In the opinion of Professor Aviad Hakohen, the Supreme Court may take up the issue.

Could the Supreme Court rule in favor of reform prayer at Kotel?

'Offensive' UNESCO vote postponed

A vote to deny the Temple Mount's Jewish significance was delayed, after Israeli diplomats outflanked the resolution's instigators.

After diplomatic blitz, 'offensive' UNESCO vote postponed

Rioters on Temple Mount wound worshipper in Kotel

Elderly Jewish woman wounded in Kotel Plaza by Arab stone-throwers on Temple Mount.

Rock-throwers on Temple Mount wound worshipper at Kotel

'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'

Top Shas sage warns Netanyahu over Kotel

Rabbi Shalom Cohen warns Prime Minister he will tell Shas to leave Coalition if government caves in to Reform Jews.

Top Shas sage warns Netanyahu over Kotel

De Blasio Prays 'Emotionally' at Western Wall

NYC mayor tours Kotel Tunnels with large Jewish delegation after nighttime prayer at Western Wall.

De Blasio Prays 'Emotionally' at Western Wall

'Women of the Wall Smuggled Torah in Blankets'

Witness reveals she saw WoW smuggle scroll in violation of regulations hidden in a bag, reports police threateningly indifferent.

'Women of the Wall Smuggled Torah to Kotel in Blankets'

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.

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Arab World Opposes Bennett's New Plaza

The Jordanian government and others in the Arab world disapprove of the new plaza adjacent to the Western Wall, known as "Ezrat Yisrael."

Arab World Opposes Bennett's New Plaza

Sharansky: Make Room at Kotel for Mixed Prayer

Jewish Agency head calls to extend Kotel with section for men and women together.

Sharansky: Make Room at Kotel for Mixed Prayer

10.5 Million Kotel Visits in 2012

Police data shows 10.5 million trips to the Western Wall in 2012. Israel finally expands Kotel facilities.

10.5 Million Kotel Visits in 2012

Kotel Cleanup for Passover

Photo essay: Rabbi of the Kotel and Holy Places takes part in cleanup of the Western Wall for Pesach.

Kotel Cleanup for Passover