Tag Archive for Western Wall

Jerusalem new Old City train station to be named after Donald Trump

Israel’s Transportation Minister says planned Old City train-station, named after US President Trump, will be an extension of the high-speed line from Tel Aviv to the capital, taking passengers almost directly to the Western Wall.
– Plans include construction of 1.8 mile-long tunnel beneath Jerusalem.

By i24NEWS


Israel is moving ahead with a rail project that will include a new station in the heart of the Old City of Jerusalem, transporting tourists to the Western Wall directly from Ben-Gurion Airport.

The station will apparently be named for U.S. President Donald Trump.

The plan means a new terminal for the current express line that links Jerusalem and Tel Aviv in 32 minutes. Continue Reading »

British Home Secretary, visits Western Wall 19 years after last Minister

This trip by the British Home Secretary Sajid Javid to the Western Wall comes 19 years after the last British government minister visited that part of Jerusalem.



Sajid Javid, British Home Secretary, visited the Western Wall on Monday morning during his latest visit to Israel.

The trip by the Home Secretary comes 19 years after the last British government minister visited Jerusalem and the Western Wall.

Javid met with Director General of the Western Wall Heritage Foundation, Mordechai Eliav, who told Javid about the history of the place and its importance as the center of Jewish longing for Jerusalem throughout the generations. Continue Reading »

Palestinian incitement: Israel working to destroy al-Aqsa Mosque

As soon as the stone from the Western Wall fell, Palestinian officials began rallying to exploit the incident by reviving their century-long charge that ‘the Jews’ were planning to destroy the Al-Aqsa Mosque atop the Temple Mount in order to build their Third Temple.



The stone that fell from the Western Wall earlier this week proves that Israel has devised a plan to destroy the al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem, a spokesperson for the ruling Fatah faction headed by Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas claimed on Thursday.

An Israel Antiquities Authority crane on Wednesday removed the 200-kg. Continue Reading »

Miracle at the Western Wall – Massive Stone Falls From Wall, No One Hit

WATCH: Security camera captures the Western Wall’s huge cut stone falling from above the egalitarian area, mere meters from a woman who was praying alone, unlike the day before, Tisha Be’av, one of the most crowded days of the year at the Kotel.



A large stone above the egalitarian section of the Kotel (Western Wall) fell out of the 2000-year-old structure early Monday morning, shortly after the end of the fast of Tisha Be’av.

The egalitarian section, known as the “Ezrat Yisrael” prayer platform, has existed as a place for progressive Jewish prayer since 2000, but was substantially upgraded in 2013 by then-Diaspora affairs minister Naftali Bennett. Continue Reading »

Belgian model poses nude at Western Wall

Belgian model Marisa Papen poses naked at Judaism’s sacred place for backdrop, seeking to ‘break the walls’ for freedom.
– WARNING: Viewer Discretion Advised

By Itamar Eichner


Belgian nude model Marisa Papen recently posed in full frontal nudity on the background of the Western Wall, the most sacred place to Judaism which is visited by hundreds of devout believers every day.

The artistic photos are currently displayed in the “Road to Liberation” exhibition at the Frank Rose Gallery in Knokke, Belgium.

Nude Model Marisa Papen with background of the Western Wall – Photo: Mathias Lambrecht

Papen, 26, who poses nude all over the world, arrived in Israel to celebrate its 70th Independence Day. Continue Reading »

Gov’t approves Jerusalem cable car to the Western Wall

The Israeli cabinet approves the cost of Jerusalem’s tourist cable car, at an expected cost of $56 million, with its 40 cars carrying 3,000 passengers an hour across 1.4 km beginning in 2021.

Arutz Sheva Staff


On Sunday, as Israelis marked the 51st Jerusalem Day, the Israeli cabinet approved the proposal of Tourism Minister Yariv Levin (Likud), to invest NIS 200 million ($56 million) – to be distributed equally between the Tourism Ministry and the Finance Ministry – in the construction of the tourist cable car project to Jerusalem’s Old City. The project will be implemented by the Jerusalem Development Authority. Continue Reading »

Jordanian Minister condemns Jewish ritual performed near al-Aqsa

Jordanian Minister, “Israel must cease all such acts that offend Muslims worldwide and would only feed religious conflict and extremism in the region.”



AMMAN (TNS) — Jordanian Minister of State for Media Affairs Mohammad Momani on Tuesday condemned an Israeli decision to allow a Passover Sacrifice celebration by activists and supporters near Al Aqsa Mosque, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported.

“Passover sacrifice” ritual at the foot of the Temple Mount – Sceanshot: Udi Shaham/The Jerusalem Post

Momani blamed the Israeli government for its “provocative and unacceptable practices [carried out] for well-known intentions.”

He said that Israel, as the “occupying power,” must comply with its responsibilities under international and humanitarian laws related to the safety and sanctity of Al Aqsa Mosque and any properties of the Jerusalem Wakf Islamic religious trust, instituted by Jordan after Israel’s War of Independence, including the Umayyad palaces south of the mosque where the celebration was organized on Monday, stressing that the venue falls under the jurisdiction of the Jerusalem Wakf Department. Continue Reading »

VP Pence visit ‘very inspiring’ Western Wall, before returning home

Vice President Mike Pence and his wife Karen, visit Judaism’s Western Wall in Jerusalem wrapping up the Vice President’s first state visit to Israel, before their flight home.
– Watch video of his visit.

By David Rosenberg


Vice President Mike Pence and his wife Karen visited the Western Wall in Jerusalem Tuesday afternoon, capping off the Vice President’s first state visit to Israel.

The Pences at the Western Wall, Jerusalem 23, Jan 2018 – Screenshot: YouTube

Pence, a long-time backer of the Jewish state, arrived in Israel for his fourth trip on Sunday, which was originally scheduled for mid-December. Continue Reading »

2,700 yr-old seal with, ‘Governor of Jerusalem’ found near Western Wall

Seal was discovered in Jerusalem’s Old City during excavation of First Temple era building near Western Wall Plaza.
• Israel Antiquities Authority says artifact was likely attached to shipment or sent as souvenir on behalf of the governor.

By Yori Yalon, Reuters and Israel Hayom Staff


Israeli archaeologists revealed a 2,700-year-old clay seal impression that they said belonged to a biblical governor of Jerusalem.

The artifact, inscribed in an ancient Hebrew script as “belonging to the governor of the city,” was likely attached to a shipment or sent as a souvenir on behalf of the governor, the most prominent local position held in Jerusalem at the time, the Israel Antiquities Authority said. Continue Reading »

Israel names new high-speed train station at Western Wall, ‘Trump Station’

Israel’s Transportation Minister Katz, “The Western Wall is the holiest place for the Jewish people, and I decided to call the train station that leads to it after President Trump, following his historic and brave decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of the State of Israel.”
– WATCH video of station construction



A new train station that will be built next to the Western Wall will be named after US President Donald Trump, announced Transportation Minister Israel Katz on Tuesday.

“The Western Wall is the holiest place for the Jewish people, and I decided to call the train station that leads to it after President Trump following his historic and brave decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of the State of Israel,” said Katz. Continue Reading »

WARNING! Graphic video of psychotic woman streaking the Western Wall


When the 23 yr-old woman entered the men’s section of the Kotel, she was forceable covered and taken to a rest-room until she was escorted out of the Western Wall Plaza by police, for removing her clothes.

By David Rosenberg


Jerusalem police escorted a 23-year old woman out of the Western Wall Plaza Sunday morning after she removed her clothes.

Police and Western Wall Plaza guards covered the young woman up as she was removed from the area and taken in for questioning.

Witnesses say the woman suddenly began stripping in front of the Western Wall, prompting worshippers to notify plaza guards. Continue Reading »

Jerusalem cable car to the Western Wall receives gov’t approval


The cost of Jerusalem’s express cable car is expected to be $55 million, most of which will come from the Ministry of Tourism, and the 40 cars will carry 3,000 passengers an hour across 1.4 km beginning in 2021.

By Itamar Eichner


In honor of the 50th anniversary of the unification of Jerusalem, the government approved the cable car project in Jerusalem on Sunday, led by Tourism Minister Yariv Levin.The cable car will provide a solution to the problem of difficult access to the Western Wall and will provide quick and convenient access to about 130,000 visitors and tourists visiting the Western Wall every week. Continue Reading »

Trump wearing skullcap at Western Wall repudiates UN’s anti-Semitic resolutions on Jerusalem


President Trump’s visit to the Western Wall wearing a kippa, even without Netanyahu’s company, was a clear repudiation of the United Nation’s Palestinian initiated resolutions on Jerusalem.

By Israel Today Staff


When US President Donald Trump visited the Western Wall sporting a kippa (yarmulka), it was a clear affirmation that the site is as the Jews say – Judaism’s holiest shrine.

Netanyahu & Trump – Photo: Kobi Gideon/PMO

And, as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu subsequently pointed out, that was a clear repudiation of the position recently taken by the United Nations.

During a Knesset session marking the 50th anniversary of Israel’s liberation of the eastern side of Jerusalem, including the Western Wall, Netanyahu stated:

Trump’s visit “destroyed UNESCO’s propaganda and lies.” Continue Reading »

US ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley, ‘Western Wall is part of Israel’


After unnamed U.S. diplomat questioned Israel’s claim to the Western Wall, Nikki Haley said, “I’m not real sure what happened with that issue, but I know they’re trying to fix that. … We’ve always thought the Western Wall was part of Israel.”

By Shlomo Cesana, Yori Yalon, Eli Leon, News Agencies & Israel Hayom Staff


The Western Wall is part of Israel and the U.S. Embassy should be moved from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said Tuesday in an interview with CBN News, ahead of President Donald Trump’s visit to Israel next week. Continue Reading »

Having presented his credentials, Ambassador Friedman gets to work


David Friedman, the new US Ambassador to Israel, speaks about Donald Trump’s position on the Western Wall, Jonathan Pollard, and the eventual relocation of the US Embassy to Jerusalem.

By Arutz Sheva Staff


In an interview with the Israel Hayom newspaper, US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman spoke about the Trump administration’s stance on moving the US Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

“I know that US President Donald Trump is speaking with all relevant parties on the matter before he makes his final decision,” Friedman said. “This is his decision and I will let him speak for himself, when he deems the time right.” Continue Reading »