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Israel: Express cable car to the Western Wall approved

The cable car will provide a solution to the problem of difficult access to the Western Wall, providing access for 130,000 visitors and tourists visiting the Wall weekly.

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Israel: Cabinet approves ‘historic’ Western Wall compromise

Hailed as an historic decision for Jewish pluralism and the non-Orthodox movements, the cabinet has voted to create an egalitarian prayer space at the Western Wall.

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Israel: After 2,700 years, lost tribe of Menashe visits the wall

Recently arrived from India, seeing them come before the Western Wall is watching Biblical prophecy being fulfilled!

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Israel: Second Temple period chisel found near Kotel

Ancient chisel found by Israeli Antiquities Authority may have been used during Second Temple period to construct Western Wall.

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Israel: Provision for men, women to pray together at Western Wall

New egalitarian plaza south of traditional prayer site (Kotel) accommodates all forms of prayer at the Western Wall and has the potential to break decades-old Orthodox control of the holy site.

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Israel: Czech President visits Western Wall with prayer request

Miloš Zeman visited the Western Wall and said that when he made a prayer request there, 12 years ago, it came true.

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Israel: What becomes of those prayers placed in the cracks of the Western Wall?

Ten million people visited the Western Wall last year, many of them tucked prayer requests between the ancient stones.

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Israel: “Pure for God” seal discovered at western wall

A rare clay seal found under Jerusalem’s Old City dates back to 2,000-year-old Jewish Temple. Coin-sized seal bears two Aramaic words meaning “pure for God.”

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Israel: Jerusalem’s walls restored, idiosyncrasies and all

The $5 million undertaking that began in 2007 is set to be complete by the end of this year.It is the first restoration of the walls in nearly a century.

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Day of reckoning

Current peace talks call to question future Jewish access to Jewish holy places within Jerusalem’s Old City, even as former temple practices are remembered on Yom Kippur

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Victory dance

Tens of thousands of Israeli youth bearing banners and flags danced through the streets of Jerusalem for the “Dance of the Flags”, a yearly celebration of the 1967 reunification of East and West Jerusalem.

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