Kosel


Women of the Wall Coming Back in Elul

While the Israeli government says it is working to upgrade the prayer space for non-Orthodox groups at the Kosel, the focus of the controversy is about to shift from the…

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State Tells High Court Kosel Plan Unnecessary

The Netanyahu government presented its argument to the High Court Tuesday that planned renovations at the existing egalitarian section at Robinson’s Arch will make any further changes at the Kosel…

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OPINION: Backing the Voice of the Rabbanut

Though the international Jewish community has been up in arms over Netanyahu’s recent decision to freeze the Kotel deal with the liberal movements, in Israeli politics it is the High…

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White House Seeks Resolution to Kosel Crisis

The Kosel controversy which has engulfed the Jewish world in recent days has now reached the White House. The Trump administration has urged Israeli leaders and American groups to bring…

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Kosel Decision: The Day After

The day after the Israeli Cabinet decision to suspend the Kosel egalitarian prayer plan, the backlash was still at full blast despite efforts by the Netanyahu government to explain the…

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Government Suspends Pro-Reform Kosel Plan

At the weekly Cabinet meeting on Sunday, the government decided that the controversial plan to establish a designated mixed-gender prayer area at the Kosel will not be implemented. The immediate…

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PA Official Claims Kosel for Muslims

A week after a Palestinian Authority official made the surprising statement that the Kosel should permanently remain under Israeli control, another PA official said the opposite, that Muslims cannot concede…

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U.N. Ambassador Haley Visits Kosel

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley visited the Kosel on Wednesday, the first day of a three-day tour of Israel, her first time in the country. This visit…

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