Tag Archive: Kotel

Pope played By Palestinians?

      The major news story in Israel today is Pope Francis’ visit to the Holy Land. The Pope was received by political and religious dignitaries, his itinerary including the obligatory photo-op… Continue reading

Israel opens first ever mixed prayer area at Kotel

Israel announced the opening of a new mixed gender prayer area at the Kotel. This is an area where the activists of Women of the Wall can pray in any manner they choose.… Continue reading

Arab youth infiltrates Western Wall, declares Muslim sovereignty over Jewish holy site

SHOCK PHOTO: ARAB POSES AT JEWISH HOLY SITE TO ASSERT MUSLIM SOVEREIGNTY.  PA DOCUMENTARY PLEDGES HOMES TO BE BUILT ON WESTERN WALL PLAZA  Dozens of news agencies this past week featured breathless headlines on a fairly… Continue reading

The proof is in the bowing

The Mike Report was browsing the interwebs this morning and came across two elucidating photos both taken this past Wednesday.   One photo was part of a photo essay of Ramadan in Jerusalem. The… Continue reading

How far will Bibi go?

The Mike Report Opinion: It all comes down to the Temple Mount.  Arafat knew this, which is why in the  Camp David talks of 2000 he admonished his negotiators  to “not budge on this… Continue reading

Wobbly Women of the Wall

THE MIKE REPORT OPINION: The Women of the Wall represents themselves as a group of activists determined to pray according to their conscience at the Kotel, one of Judaism’s holiest sites. They have… Continue reading

NEW KOTEL PRAYER AREA WILL NOT REDUCE TENSIONS

MIKE REPORT OPINION: Since 1988 egalitarian activists, led most prominently by The Women of the Wall, have demanded the right to engage in non-traditional prayer at the Kotel Hamaaravi.  The   group’s stated goal is to… Continue reading