Archaeologist Alexander Onn compares the Second Temple era hall with Israel's parliamentary cafeteria, a modern meeting place of the ruling elite.
Non-Orthodox groups plan concerted email campaign over High Holidays demanding creation of egalitarian prayer space at Kotel.
70 percent of Americans Jews and 61 percent of Israelis Jews support creating a pluralistic section at the Western Wall plaza for egalitarian services.
Israel’s High Court has signaled in unusually harsh language that ultra-Orthodoxy cannot own and control Judaism’s holiest sites. But Netanyahu could still flee his responsibility to protect religious pluralism in Israel.
'Enough is enough,' top court says, blasting government for ignoring plan for the Western Wall because of religious pressure.
Despairing of state intervention on their behalf, Reform and Conservative groups petition court for new guardianship for the holy site, or the appointment of representatives, as well as women.
Five years after the 1967 war, the authorities realized the Wall was longer than they thought. New research details the decision not to extend the central plaza for Jewish worshippers.
The Jews abroad who are being alienated by the Israeli government are the same Jews who seek equality for all of Israel's citizens in matters of public funding, legal treatment and place in society.
Rabbi of the Western Wall Shmuel Rabinowitz apologizes to Channel 10 for incident; says employee involved has been suspended.
Giving up on hope for an egalitarian prayer space, non-Orthodox Jewish movements notify prime minister they plan legal battle to get their share of Western Wall.