Kosel


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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Gov’t Approves Kosel Elevator Plan

At a special cabinet meeting held in the Kosel Tunnels Sunday to celebrate Yom Yerushalayim, the government approved a proposal by Housing Minister Yoav Gallant and Tourism Minister Yariv Levin,…

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President Trump Makes Historic Visit to Kosel

At 4:26 p.m. on Monday, President Donald Trump did what no other American president ever did before: he visited and prayed at the Kosel, Judaism’s holiest site. Spokepersons for the…

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Trump Security Advisor Sidesteps Kosel Issue

U.S. national seccurity advisor H. R. McMaster twice sidestepped reporters’ questions on the administration’s position on the status of the Kosel and eastern Yerushalayim during a press conference in Washington…

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U.S. Official Named in Kosel Tiff

The American official who reportedly rejected Israel’s claim to the Kosel on Monday was named as David Berns, the political counselor at the U.S. Consulate in Yerushalayim, according to a…

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New Law Would Put Rabbinate in Charge of Kosel

The latest “challenge” to Israel’s sovereignty over the Kosel – the dustup over whether the U.S. considers the holy site to be part of Israel or “on the West Bank”…

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White House Distances Itself From Contentious Kosel Statements

A White House spokesperson told Hamodia on Monday that highly controversial comments made by an American government official that generated unexpected friction on Monday between U.S. and Israeli officials, were…

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