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PM Bennett lights Hanukkah candles at Western Wall

PM Bennett lights Hanukkah candles at Western Wall

Israeli Premier lights first candle of Hanukkah at the Western Wall.Yoni Kempinski, 28/11/2021 21:01
Gantz lights candle at Western Wall: May we have peace

Gantz lights candle at Western Wall: May we have peace

Defense Minister participates in candle-lighting ceremony on first night of Hanukkah at the Western Wall.Arutz Sheva Staff, 28/11/2021 20:12
Prime Minister's message to Supreme Court: Western Wall cable-car project will go ahead

Prime Minister's message to Supreme Court: Western Wall cable-car project will go ahead

Transportation Minister's objections "have no legal significance" as project is already approved, writes Cabinet secretary.Arutz Sheva Staff, 28/11/2021 10:14
Arab party condemns terror attack - but only in Hebrew

Arab party condemns terror attack - but only in Hebrew

Likud party demands 'unconditional, unambiguous' condemnation of terror attack. United Arab List: 'We oppose harm to both sides' civilians.'Hezki Baruch, 21/11/2021 20:10
Jerusalem terror attack victim identified as new immigrant

Jerusalem terror attack victim identified as new immigrant

South African immigrant Eliyahu David Kay killed ahead of his wedding in terrorist shooting near Western Wall.Arutz Sheva Staff, 21/11/2021 17:59
One dead, three wounded in attack at entrance to Western Wall

One dead, three wounded in attack at entrance to Western Wall

Terrorist shoots Jews near Western Wall. Terrorist neutralized.Arutz Sheva Staff, 21/11/2021 15:05
The Western Wall Heritage Foundation offer condolences over Eliyahu Kay's murder

The Western Wall Heritage Foundation offer condolences over Eliyahu Kay's murder

The Western Wall Heritage Foundation offer condolences to the bereaved family of former South African employee Eliyahu Kay.Arutz Sheva Staff, 21/11/2021 14:46
Religious Affairs Min.: Reach agreements, marginalized minority can't control Western Wall

Religious Affairs Min.: Reach agreements, marginalized minority can't control Western Wall

'The Orthodox are the majority, there's no need to allow other sectors to run the Western Wall,' Religious Affairs Minister Kahana says.Arutz Sheva Staff, 20/11/2021 21:15
Survey: Most Israelis don't want Knesset to decide on Kotel Compromise

Survey: Most Israelis don't want Knesset to decide on Kotel Compromise

Survey also found that 47% of Jewish Israelis support Compromise Plan - but 59% of Israelis don't know what the Plan is...Nitzan Keidar, 18/11/2021 14:15
Minister: Western Wall won't be run by religious denominations

Minister: Western Wall won't be run by religious denominations

Jerusalem Affairs Minister pushing to prevent Western Wall from being controlled by Orthodox, Reform, and Conservative denomination leaders.Arutz Sheva Staff, 15/11/2021 11:34
Prime Minister Bennett: 'Western Wall being used for political campaign'

Prime Minister Bennett: 'Western Wall being used for political campaign'

Responding to recent clashes, PM Naftali Bennett criticizes 'divisive campaign,' says it will cause 'great damage' if it takes hold.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/11/2021 13:37
Labor MK cancels attendance at Rosh Chodesh prayers on Western Wall

Labor MK cancels attendance at Rosh Chodesh prayers on Western Wall

Following request of President Isaac Herzog, MKs Gilad Kariv and Alon Tal agree to cancel Western Wall visit in order to prevent violence.Ido Ben Porat, 05/11/2021 01:02
Clashes expected at Western Wall tomorrow

Clashes expected at Western Wall tomorrow

Western Wall Heritage Foundation says it is not responsible for maintaining public order in letter to police ahead of expected clashes.Arutz Sheva Staff, 04/11/2021 18:27
Former PM Netanyahu joins call to protest Reform, Women of the Wall tomorrow

Former PM Netanyahu joins call to protest Reform, Women of the Wall tomorrow

Shas head MK Deri is organizing tomorrow's prayer protest against efforts of Reform to flout Torah tradition at Judaism's holiest site.Arutz Sheva Staff, 04/11/2021 14:59
MK accuses government of planning 'partitioning' of Western Wall

MK accuses government of planning 'partitioning' of Western Wall

Noam party chairman accuses current government of seeking to divide the land of Israel, starting with the 'beating heart,' the Western Wall.Arutz Sheva Staff, 28/10/2021 18:04
Less than ten percent of holy sites in Israel are accessible to people with disabilities

Less than ten percent of holy sites in Israel are accessible to people with disabilities

Among the sites that are not accessible: Western Wall, Tomb of the Patriarchs, Cave of the Prophet Elijah.Arutz Sheva Staff, 28/10/2021 09:28
Request to Attorney-General: Open a criminal investigation into MK Gilad Kariv

Request to Attorney-General: Open a criminal investigation into MK Gilad Kariv

Liba Center highlights criminal offenses involved in Reform MK's actions last week at the Western Wall.Hezki Baruch, 10/10/2021 21:51
Watch: Prayers at Western Wall for recovery of Ron DeSantis' wife

Watch: Prayers at Western Wall for recovery of Ron DeSantis' wife

Mayor of Bal Harbour Gabriel Groisman organizes prayers on behalf of Florida Governor's wife at Western Wall with Rabbi of the Western Wall.Arutz Sheva Staff, 08/10/2021 14:57
The Democrats' new assault on Jerusalem's Western Wall

The Democrats' new assault on Jerusalem's Western Wall

Democrat bill reverses Trump policy and Oslo, calling Jerusalem's Jewish Quarter and Western Wall "Occupied Palestinian Territories." Op-ed.Ezequiel Doiny , 27/09/2021 07:49
This morning: Second day of Priestly Blessing event at Western Wall

This morning: Second day of Priestly Blessing event at Western Wall

Traditional Priestly Blessing event was split into two days to accommodate coronavirus restrictions. Watch live.Arutz Sheva Staff, 23/09/2021 08:56
Police prepare for Priestly Blessing at Western Wall

Police prepare for Priestly Blessing at Western Wall

Hundreds of officers to be deployed to secure mass prayer event in Jerusalem on Sukkot,Arutz Sheva Staff, 21/09/2021 20:53
Netanyahu attends Ne'ilah Yom Kippur service at Western Wall

Netanyahu attends Ne'ilah Yom Kippur service at Western Wall

Opposition leader concludes Yom Kippur fast by joining the closing prayers of the day at the Western Wall.Arutz Sheva Staff, 16/09/2021 21:46
Thousands participate in selichot service at Western Wall

Thousands participate in selichot service at Western Wall

Worshipers participate in traditional service at Western Wall plaza, which was divided into 15 'capsules.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/09/2021 08:22
PM Bennett approves: Up to 8,000 at Western Wall during Selichot prayers

PM Bennett approves: Up to 8,000 at Western Wall during Selichot prayers

PM Naftali Bennett approves plan to limit number of visitors at Western Wall to 8,000 during Selichot prayers.Hezki Baruch, 30/08/2021 14:27
MK Gilad Kariv joins Women of the Wall at the Western Wall for Rosh Chodesh festivities

MK Gilad Kariv joins Women of the Wall at the Western Wall for Rosh Chodesh festivities

Kariv, a Reform clergyman, praised the police for their respectful behavior.Arutz Sheva Staff, 09/08/2021 10:01
Boycotting the Western Wall

Boycotting the Western Wall

Ben & Jerry’s argument is not over a handful of wild-eyed “settlers” on remote hilltops. This is a fight over the Western Wall.Op-ed.Stephen M. Flatow, 03/08/2021 04:53
The Reform Jews prayer in "Ezrat Yisrael" at the Western Wall

The Reform Jews prayer in "Ezrat Yisrael" at the Western Wall

Specifically in the vicinity of the Temple Mount, the place that unites all of Israel, more care must be taken to keep the peace.Rabbi Eliezer Melamed, 28/07/2021 21:17
Religious Zionist rabbi: Let Reform have mixed services at the Western Wall

Religious Zionist rabbi: Let Reform have mixed services at the Western Wall

Rabbi Eliezer Melamed, chief rabbi of Har Bracha and dean of local yeshiva, says Reform services at Western Wall should be accommodated.Arutz Sheva Staff, 22/07/2021 18:53
Watch: Heartfelt song unifying Jews after Tisha B'av fast ends

Watch: Heartfelt song unifying Jews after Tisha B'av fast ends

At the Western Wall, dozens of Jews of all stripes sing 'Acheinu kol beis Yisrael' following end of Tisha B'av fast.Yoni Kempinski, 19/07/2021 13:46
MK Gilad Kariv blames Chief Rabbinate for clashes at Western Wall

MK Gilad Kariv blames Chief Rabbinate for clashes at Western Wall

Reform MK accuses Chief Rabbi of "trying to prevent egalitarian prayer."Ben Shaul, 18/07/2021 17:35
Gantz: I support Orthodox leadership at Western Wall, but not exclusivity

Gantz: I support Orthodox leadership at Western Wall, but not exclusivity

Defense Minister says Western Wall is long enough to accommodate different streams of Judaism.Arutz Sheva Staff, 18/07/2021 12:55
Tisha B'Av: Thousands at Western Wall, hundreds at Temple Mount

Tisha B'Av: Thousands at Western Wall, hundreds at Temple Mount

Jews from around the country flock to Jerusalem on the anniversary of the destruction of the Temples. Arabs riot on Temple Mount.Arutz Sheva Staff, 18/07/2021 08:54
Mourning the Temple: Tisha B'av at the Western Wall

Mourning the Temple: Tisha B'av at the Western Wall

Watch live: Jews from all sectors mourn the Holy Temples at the Western Wall, with prayers and lamentations.Arutz Sheva Staff, 17/07/2021 20:50
Orthodox prayer at the 'Reform' section of the Kotel

Orthodox prayer at the 'Reform' section of the Kotel

New initiative to pray and learn Torah at the Ezrat Yisrael plaza, complete with a partition.Yehonatan Gottlieb, 15/07/2021 13:08
Tragedy ahead? Mughrabi Bridge to Temple Mt. an imminent danger

Tragedy ahead? Mughrabi Bridge to Temple Mt. an imminent danger

Built as a temporary solution in '07, the bridge, connecting the Western Wall to the Temple Mt, is in imminent danger of collapse.ILTV, 12/07/2021 21:45
Herzog visits Western Wall, calls for unity among Israelis

Herzog visits Western Wall, calls for unity among Israelis

President-elect who will officially take office on Wednesday: I hope to do everything to make a significant contribution to our unity.Hezki Baruch, 06/07/2021 23:43
Students who experienced anti-Semitism visit Western Wall

Students who experienced anti-Semitism visit Western Wall

44 students from Mercaz girls high school in Brooklyn receive their diplomas overlooking the Western Wall.Arutz Sheva Staff, 14/06/2021 18:58
Rabbis lead mass prayer against Bennett government

Rabbis lead mass prayer against Bennett government

Hundreds gather at Western Wall to pray against formation of national unity government.Arutz Sheva Staff, 13/06/2021 20:22
Fights break out at Western Wall

Fights break out at Western Wall

Women of the Wall arrive to hold monthly prayer session, are entangled in disagreements.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/06/2021 10:27
Haredi leaders: Don't go to Western Wall on Shavuot

Haredi leaders: Don't go to Western Wall on Shavuot

Rabbi Chaim Kanievsky and Rabbi Gershon Edelstein tell followers not to 'provoke' Arabs by going to Western Wall on Shavuot.Arutz Sheva Staff, 16/05/2021 11:56
300 rabbis mark Day of Salvation and Liberation at the Western Wall

300 rabbis mark Day of Salvation and Liberation at the Western Wall

Chief Rabbis of Israel and Europe mark day to celebrate liberation of Nazi prisoners with prayers at the Western Wall.Arutz Sheva Staff, 13/05/2021 21:01
Jerusalem flag dance to be reduced in size following Meron disaster

Jerusalem flag dance to be reduced in size following Meron disaster

Organizers say crowd at Western Wall to be limited to 8,000-15,000 on Jerusalem Day after Meron disaster.Arutz Sheva Staff, 09/05/2021 13:21
Watch: Heartfelt prayers at Western Wall in wake of Meron disaster

Watch: Heartfelt prayers at Western Wall in wake of Meron disaster

Saturday night prayer gathering is followed by heartfelt singing, after Meron disaster kills 45.Arutz Sheva Staff, 02/05/2021 00:08
'We're asking our traditions to be respected'

'We're asking our traditions to be respected'

A Reform rabbi smuggled in a Torah scroll to the Western Wall complex to be used by WOW organization.ILTV, 18/04/2021 13:50
'No' to Reform movement's presence at Western Wall: MK Avi Maoz's first proposed bill

'No' to Reform movement's presence at Western Wall: MK Avi Maoz's first proposed bill

MK Maoz's first proposed piece of legislature would put an end to Supreme Court meddling in provocations surrounding the Western Wall.Hezki Baruch, 13/04/2021 21:00
'Am Israel chai': The new paratroopers at the Western Wall

'Am Israel chai': The new paratroopers at the Western Wall

Watch: Galei Zahal journalist publishes video clip showing how the new IDF paratroopers celebrated the end of their basic training.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/04/2021 23:09
David Friedman: 'Grateful to continue tradition of attending ceremony at the Western Wall'

David Friedman: 'Grateful to continue tradition of attending ceremony at the Western Wall'

David Friedman, former US ambassador to Israel, attends Priestly Blessing ceremony at Western Wall, expressing gratitude & holiday wishes.Arutz Sheva Staff, 30/03/2021 14:39
Watch: Priestly Blessing at the Western Wall

Watch: Priestly Blessing at the Western Wall

For the second day in a row, the traditional Priestly Blessing ceremony is held at the Western Wall, allowing more people to attend.Arutz Sheva Staff, 30/03/2021 08:59
First time in 1.5 years: Rabbi Chaim Kanievsky visits the Western Wall

First time in 1.5 years: Rabbi Chaim Kanievsky visits the Western Wall

Leading haredi rabbi arrives at the Western Wall - for the first time since the start of the coronavirus outbreak.Ben Shaul, 29/03/2021 15:36
Netanyahu: I thank God for coming out of coronavirus safely

Netanyahu: I thank God for coming out of coronavirus safely

Read the full texts of the notes left in the Western Wall by Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and his wife, Sara Netanyahu.Arutz Sheva Staff, 23/03/2021 01:16
Prime Minister leaves notes at Western Wall

Prime Minister leaves notes at Western Wall

Prime Minister Netanyahu made a trip to the Western Wall as part of his preparations for election day.Arutz Sheva Staff, 22/03/2021 22:46
Western Wall receives traditional cleaning ahead of Passover holiday

Western Wall receives traditional cleaning ahead of Passover holiday

Western Wall rabbi oversees removal of notes placed in Wall - including over 71,000 sent over the internet from around the world.Arutz Sheva Staff, 16/03/2021 15:07
Conservation work for Western Wall stones - using syringes

Conservation work for Western Wall stones - using syringes

Western Wall stones get pre-holiday injections to prevent damage and 'peeling' from weathering.Arutz Sheva Staff, 22/02/2021 09:36
US Ambassador David Friedman visits Western Wall to mark end of term

US Ambassador David Friedman visits Western Wall to mark end of term

Watch: U.S.Ambassador to Israel pays a visit to the Western Wall in Jerusalem as he ends his term under the Trump administrationArutz Sheva, 20/01/2021 19:20
PA, Jordan accuse Israel of 'Judaizing' Western Wall

PA, Jordan accuse Israel of 'Judaizing' Western Wall

PA, Jordanian Waqf demand UN Security Council stop all Israeli renovation at Western Wall Plaza as an "assault on all Muslims."Gary Willig, 11/01/2021 16:07
Women of the Wall file suit against Western Wall Rabbi Rabinovitch

Women of the Wall file suit against Western Wall Rabbi Rabinovitch

Two representatives of the organization filed suit on account of a body search last Kislev.Shlomo Witty, 07/01/2021 16:23
Holding on to our holy aspirations

Holding on to our holy aspirations

We come to the Wall, embrace the ancient stones, the remnant of the Temple, and cry for Redemption.Then a group of women comes and mocks us.Dr. Rina Azoulay, 17/12/2020 09:00