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The Wailing Wall 153

The Western Wall, Wailing Wall or Kotel is located in the Old City of Jerusalem. It is a relatively small western segment of the walls surrounding the area called the Temple Mount (or Har Habayit) by Jews, Christians and most Western sources, and known to Muslims as the Noble Sanctuary (Al-Haram ash-SharÄ«f). The term Western Wall with its variations is mostly used in a narrow sense for the section traditionally used for prayer and also known, mainly in the past, as the ""Wailing Wall”. In the early 20th century, the wall became a source of friction between the Jewish and Muslim communities. Outbreaks of violence at the foot of the wall became commonplace and an international commission was convened in 1930 to determine the rights and claims of Muslims and Jews in connection with the wall. After the 1948 Arab-Israeli War the wall came under Jordanian control and Jews were barred from the site for 19 years until Israel captured the Old City in 1967 and three days later bulldozed the adjacent 770-year old Moroccan Quarter.

Jew's Wailing Place

Jan 1 1900

UNSPECIFIED - CIRCA 1900: A group of Jews praying at the Wailing Wall (Photo by George Eastman House/Getty Images)

Jerusalem: praying Jews at the Wailing Wall, 1905

Jan 1 1905

(GERMANY OUT) Jerusalem: praying Jews at the Wailing Wall, 1905 (Photo by Brunsch/ullstein bild via Getty Images)

Palestine, 1929, Jerusalem Jews in front of the Wailing Wall.

Apr 12 1905

Palestine, 1929, Jerusalem Jews in front of the Wailing Wall. (Photo by Photo12/UIG/Getty Images)

Two Jewish men and two women standing in front of the Wailing Wall, Jerusalem

Jan 1 1908

UNSPECIFIED - CIRCA 1908: Two Jewish men and two women standing in front of the Wailing Wall, Jerusalem (Photo by Buyenlarge/Getty Images)

Talmud reader in Jerusalem

Jan 1 1910

ISRAEL - JANUARY 01: Talmud reader in Jerusalem: old Jew at Wailing Wall. Photography, about 1910. (Photo by Imagno/Getty Images) [Talmud-Leser: Alter Jude an der Klagemauer in Jerusalem, den Talmud lesend. Photographie um 1910.]

The Wailing Wall

Jan 1 1910

The Wailing Wall, Jerusalem, Palestine, Circa 1910. From A Book Of Modern Palestine By Richard Penlake Published C.1910. (Photo by: Universal History Archive/UIG via Getty Images)

Early Zionist Pioneers Settle The Holy Land

Jul 1 1910

JERUSALEM, OTTOMAN PALESTINE - JULY 1, 1910: Religious Jews pray at the Western Wall, Judaism's holiest site July 1, 1910, in Jerusalem's Old City, during the Ottoman rule of Palestine in what would later become the State of Israel. (Photo by Eric Matson/GPO via Getty Images)

Jews at the Western Wall

Jan 1 1920

Jews at the Western Wall, dates from time of the Second Temple, also known as the Wailing Wall and the Wailing Place, Jerusalem. ( First published 1925.) (Photo by Culture Club/Getty Images) *** Local Caption ***

Wailing Wall

Jan 1 1920

People praying at the Western, or Wailing, Wall in Jerusalem. (Photo by Chalil Raad/Getty Images)

Wailing Wall

Jan 1 1920

circa 1920: People praying at theWestern, or Wailing, Wall in Jerusalem in Palestine, now Israel. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Travel, People, Israel, Jerusalem, pic: circa 1920's, The Wailing Wall, Jerusalem

Jan 1 1920

Travel, People, Israel, Jerusalem, pic: circa 1920's, The Wailing Wall, Jerusalem (Photo by Popperfoto/Getty Images)

Western Wall in Jerusalem

Jan 1 1920

Western Wall in Jerusalem (French: 'Le mur des lamentations à Jérusalem'). Illustration on Liebig collectible card. Series: 'En Palestine' ('In Palestine'). 1920. (Photo by Culture Club/Getty Images) *** Local Caption ***

At The Wailing Wall

Jan 1 1924

circa 1924: A Hassidic Jew from Jerusalem in rapturous prayer. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Jews at the Wailing Wall in Jerusalem

Jan 1 1925

ISRAEL - JANUARY 01: Jews at the Wailing Wall in Jerusalem. Photography, about 1925. (Photo by Imagno/Getty Images) [Juedische Frauen und Maenner an der Klagemauer in Jerusalem. Photographie um 1925.]

Jews at the Wailing Wall in Jerusalem

Jan 1 1929

ISRAEL - JANUARY 01: Jews at the Wailing Wall in Jerusalem. Photography 1929. (Photo by Imagno/Getty Images) [Juden an der Klagemauer in Jerusalem. Photographie 1929.]

The Wailing Wall, Jerusalem, c1920s-c1930s(?).

Jan 1 1930

The Wailing Wall, Jerusalem, c1920s-c1930s(?). The wall, also known as the Western Wall is the only remnant of the Temple in Jerusalem, the holiest building in Judaism. (Photo by The Print Collector/Print Collector/Getty Images)

British Policeman.

Jan 1 1934

Photograph of a British policeman at the Western Wall aka the Wailing Wall in Jerusalem. Dated 1934 (Photo by: Universal History Archive/UIG via Getty images)

Early Zionist Pioneers Settle The Holy Land

Jul 1 1934

JERUSALEM, MANDATE PALESTINE - JULY 1, 1934: Religious Jews pray at the Western Wall, Judaism's holiest site July 1, 1934, in Jerusalem's Old City, during the British Mandate of Palestine, in what would later become the State of Israel. (Photo by Zoltan Kluger/GPO via Getty Images)

General Dill visiting the Western Wall.

Jan 1 1936

General Dill visiting the Western Wall during the Palestine disturbances, 1936. (Photo by: Universal History Archive/UIG via Getty Images)

Western Wall of the Temple Mount, Jerusalem, 1937. Artist: Martin Hurlimann

Jan 1 1937

Western Wall of the Temple Mount, Jerusalem, 1937. Illustration from Das Mittelmeer: Landschaft, Baukunst und Volksleben im Kreise des Mittelländischen Meeres, a work on Mediterranean architecture, landscape and people by Martin Hürlimann, (Atlantis-Verlag, Zurich, 1937). (Photo by The Print Collector/Print Collector/Getty Images)

A view showing the Wailing Wall, house i

Jan 1 1943

A view showing the Wailing Wall, house in background is where mufti of Jerusalem used to pass his days watching the Jews to see if they committed any crimes. (Photo by John Phillips/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)

Watching The Wall

Feb 16 1944

16th February 1944: Two British soldiers in Jerusalem, looking at the Western Wall, also known as the Wailing Wall, which is a sacred place for Jews. (Photo by G. Packham/Fox Photos/Getty Images)

A British Sentry On The Wailing Wall

Apr 8 1947

PALESTINE - APRIL 08: During the Passover (Jewish Easter celebrations), British soldiers were stationed on the Wailing Wall to watch over the Jews who were praying at the foot of the wall and to protect them from a possible Palestinian attack. (Photo by Keystone-France/Gamma-Keystone via Getty Images)

Palestine, British Mandatory 1939-nov.47(palestinian conflict) : Former vice-president of the USA, Henry Wallace, visiting the wailing wall during his stay in Jerusalem; to his left an egyptien, on the right a british policeman.

Oct 29 1947

(GERMANY OUT) Palestine, British Mandatory 1939-nov.47(palestinian conflict) : Former vice-president of the USA, Henry Wallace, visiting the wailing wall during his stay in Jerusalem; to his left an egyptien, on the right a british policeman. (Photo by ullstein bild/ullstein bild via Getty Images)

Nationalflagge Israel

Jan 1 1948

(GERMANY OUT) Die Flagge des Staates Israel weht vor der Klagemauer in Jerusalem. Auf weißem Grund der blaue Davidstern (Magen Dawid), ein Stern in der Form eines Hexagramms, oben und unten, auf den Längsseiten, flankiert von breiten, blauen Streifen. Seit 1948 ist der Stern das Symbol in der Staatsflagge Israels. Aufgenommen 1999. (Photo by Unkel/ullstein bild via Getty Images)

Jerusalem, the Wailing Wall

Jan 2 1950

Jerusalem, the Wailing Wall,, Early 20th century,, Palestine. (Photo by: Photo12/UIG via Getty Images)

The Wailing Wall of Jerusalem in the evening

Dec 31 1965

(DOUBLE RATES APPLY) The Faithful crowding in front of the Wailing Wall in Jerusalem to pray. Israel, Jerusalem, 1970. (Photo by Angelo Cozzi/Archivio Angelo Cozzi/Mondadori Portfolio via Getty Images)

The Western Wall of Jerusalem

Dec 31 1965

(DOUBLE RATES APPLY) The Faithful crowding in front of the Wailing Wall in Jerusalem to pray. Israel, Jerusalem, 1970. (Photo by Angelo Cozzi/Archivio Angelo Cozzi/Mondadori Portfolio via Getty Images)

The Wailing Wall of Jerusalem

Dec 31 1965

(DOUBLE RATES APPLY) The Faithful crowding in front of the Wailing Wall in Jerusalem to pray. Israel, Jerusalem, 1970. (Photo by Angelo Cozzi/Archivio Angelo Cozzi/Mondadori Portfolio via Getty Images)

Close-up Of Moshe Dayan

Jan 1 1967

(Premium Pricing - DOUBLE RATES APPLY) Israel, in July 1967, Jerusalem, a soldier sitting, his machine gun sitting next to him in the background, in against-low the Wailing Wall . (Photo by Manuel Litran/Paris Match via Getty Images)

Close-up Of Moshe Dayan

Jan 1 1967

(Premium Pricing - DOUBLE RATES APPLY) Israel, in July 1967, The Wailing Wall in Jerusalem . (Photo by Manuel Litran/Paris Match via Getty Images)

Corridor dug alongside hidden part of We

Jan 1 1967

Corridor dug alongside hidden part of Western Wall of Temple area (N. of Wailing Wall). (Photo by David Rubinger/The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images)

Close-up Of Moshe Dayan

Jan 1 1967

(Premium Pricing - DOUBLE RATES APPLY) Israel, in July 1967, a woman praying at the Wailing Wall in Jerusalem . (Photo by Manuel Litran/Paris Match via Getty Images)

Close-up Of Moshe Dayan

Jan 1 1967

(Premium Pricing - DOUBLE RATES APPLY) Israel, in July 1967, a woman praying at the Wailing Wall in Jerusalem . (Photo by Manuel Litran/Paris Match via Getty Images)

Wailing Wall

Jan 1 1967

Pilgrims kiss wailing wall in holy city of Jerusalem, Israel, 1967. (Photo by Express/Archive Photos/Getty Images)

The Wailing Wall

Jan 1 1967

A father and son pray at the Wailing Wall after the Six Day War, Jerusalem, Israel, 1967. (Photo by Jill Freedman/Getty Images)

Wailing Wall

Jan 1 1967

Jewish men pray at the Wailing Wall one month after the Six Day War ends, Jerusalem, 1967. (Photo by Jill Freedman/Getty Images)

Soldier praying

Jan 6 1967

Israeli soldier praying at the Wailing Wall in the Six Day War. Jerusalem, June 1967 (Photo by Mario De Biasi Sergio Del Grande/Mondadori Portfolio via Getty Images)

Crowd at the Wailing Wall

Jan 6 1967

Crowd of Israeli men and women celebrating at the Wailing Wall the conquest of Jerusalem in the Six Days War. Jerusalem, June 1967 (Photo by Mario De Biasi Sergio Del Grande/Mondadori Portfolio via Getty Images)

People at the Wailing Wall

Jan 6 1967

Israeli men and women praying at the Wailing Wall in the Six Day War. Jerusalem, June 1967 (Photo by Mario De Biasi Sergio Del Grande/Mondadori Portfolio via Getty Images)

Israel In 1967

Jan 7 1967

July 1967, after the 'Six Day War' (from 5 to 10 June 1967), Israel tripled its surface area, The new frontier of the Hebrew state, Fid of the front of the Wailing Wall in Jerusalem, A man is protected from the sun with an umbrella. (Photo by Manuel Litran/Paris Match via Getty Images)

Israel In 1967

Jan 7 1967

July 1967, after the 'Six Day War' (from 5 to 10 June 1967), Israel tripled its surface area, Soldiers in front of the Wailing Wall wearing the tallit. (Photo by Manuel Litran/Paris Match via Getty Images)

Israel In 1967

Jan 7 1967

July 1967, after the 'Six Day War' (from 5 to 10 June 1967), Israel tripled its surface area, The new frontier of the Hebrew state, In Jerusalem, an Israeli soldier watches the faithful before the Wailing Wall. (Photo by Manuel Litran/Paris Match via Getty Images)

Israel In 1967

Jan 7 1967

July 1967, after the 'Six Day War' (from 5 to 10 June 1967), Israel tripled its surface area, The new frontier of the state hebreu,A Jerusalem, looking down on the Temple Mount, the Wailing Wall, the Mount of Olives and the Dome of the Rock (Mosque of Omar). (Photo by Manuel Litran/Paris Match via Getty Images)

Israel In 1967

Jan 7 1967

July 1967, after the 'Six Day War' (from 5 to 10 June 1967), Israel tripled its surface area, The new frontier of the Hebrew state, An Israeli soldier stands guard on the heights of the esplanade of mosques and the Wailing Wall. (Photo by Manuel Litran/Paris Match via Getty Images)

Israel In 1967

Jan 7 1967

July 1967, after the 'Six Day War' (from 5 to 10 June 1967), Israel tripled its surface area, The new frontier of the Hebrew state, In Jerusalem, a crowd of worshipers at the Wailing Wall. (Photo by Manuel Litran/Paris Match via Getty Images)

Israel In 1967

Jan 7 1967

July 1967, after the 'Six Day War' (from 5 to 10 June 1967), Israel tripled its surface area, The new frontier of the Hebrew state, In Jerusalem, in the old town, an Israeli soldier talks to a prieSt before the Wailing Wall. (Photo by Manuel Litran/Paris Match via Getty Images)

Israel In 1967

Jan 7 1967

July 1967, after the 'Six Day War' (from 5 to 10 June 1967), Israel tripled its surface area, The new frontier of the Hebrew state, Fid of the front of the Wailing Wall in Jerusalem. (Photo by Manuel Litran/Paris Match via Getty Images)

Six-Day War Also Known As The Third ArabÐIsraeli War

Jun 1 1967

JERUSALEM, ISRAEL - JUNE: Israeli soldiers during a religious ceremony at the Wailing Wall during the Six Day War in June 1967 in Jerusalem, Israel. (Photo by Fondation Gilles CARON/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)

Six-Day War Also Known As The Third ArabIsraeli War

Jun 1 1967

ISRAEL - JUNE: Israeli soldiers during a religious ceremony at the Wailing Wall during the Six Day War in June 1967 in Jerusalem, Israel. (Photo by Fondation Gilles CARON/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)

Six-Day War Also Known As The Third ArabÐIsraeli War

Jun 1 1967

JERUSALEM, ISRAEL - JUNE: Israeli soldiers at the Wailing Wall during the Six Day War in June 1967 in Jerusalem, Israel. (Photo by Fondation Gilles CARON/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)

Shlomo Goren

Jun 1 1967

Israeli forces carrying Chief Rabbi Shlomo Goren (Top) on their shoulders at the wailing wall during war. (Photo by David Rubinger/The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images)

Pilgrims flocking to the wailing wall du

Jun 1 1967

Pilgrims flocking to the wailing wall during the festival of Savout. (Photo by David Rubinger/The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images)

Wailing Wall

Jun 1 1967

June 1967: A bearded Jewish man looking pensive at the Western, or Wailing, Wall in the old city of Jerusalem, as soldiers mix with worshippers during the Six Day War. (Photo by Stefan Tyszko/Getty Images)

Israeli Patrol

Jun 1 1967

June 1967: An Israeli soldier on patrol near Jerusalem's Wailing Wall during the Arab Israeli Six Day War. (Photo by Stefan Tyszko/Getty Images)

Israeli Soldier On Guard Duty

Jun 1 1967

Israeli soldier on guard duty looking at the celebrations by the Western Wall for the end of the Arab-Israeli Six-Day War. Jerusalem, June 1967 (Photo by Mario De Biasi/Mondadori Portfolio via Getty Images)

Six-Day War Also Known As The Third ArabÐIsraeli War

Jun 1 1967

JERUSALEM, ISRAEL - JUNE: Israeli Soldiers at the Wailing Wall during the Six Day War in June 1967 in Jerusalem, Israel. (Photo by Fondation Gilles CARON/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)

Israeli Soldier In Front Of The Western Wall

Jun 1 1967

Isralei soldier praying in front of the Western Wall during the Arab-Israeli Six-Day War. Jerusalem, June 1967 (Photo by Mario De Biasi/Mondadori Portfolio via Getty Images)

Six-Day War Also Known As The Third Arab Israeli War

Jun 1 1967

JERUSALEM, ISRAEL - JUNE: Israeli soldiers during a religious ceremony at the Wailing Wall during the Six Day War in June 1967 in Jerusalem, Israel. (Photo by Fondation Gilles CARON/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)

Six-Day War Also Known As The Third ArabÐIsraeli War

Jun 1 1967

JERUSALEM, ISRAEL - JUNE: Israeli army entering in the old city near the Wailing Wall during the Six Day War in June 1967 in Jerusalem, Israel. (Photo by Fondation Gilles CARON/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)

Six-Day War Also Known As The Third ArabÐIsraeli War

Jun 1 1967

JERUSALEM, ISRAEL - JUNE: Israeli soldiers during a religious ceremony at the Wailing Wall during the Six Day War in June 1967 in Jerusalem, Israel. (Photo by Fondation Gilles CARON/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)

Small group of awe-struck Israeli paratr

Jun 7 1967

Small group of awe-struck Israeli paratroopers, one w. helmet in hand, gazing at Western (aka Wailing) Wall moments after recapture of Jewish holy site in Six-Day War victory. (Photo by David Rubinger/The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images)

Israeli soldiers celebrate 09 June 1967 in Jerusal

Jun 9 1967

JERUSALEM:Israeli soldiers celebrate 09 June 1967 in Jerusalem the conquest by Israeli troops over Jordan, the Wailing Wall in the eastern part of the Holy City. 05 June 1967, Israel launched a massive air assault that crippled Arab air capability. Israel controlled the Sinai peninsula within three days, concentrated on the Jordanian border, capturing Jerusalem's Old City, and on the Syrian border, gaining a hold on the strategic Golan Heights. The war which ended on 10 June 1967, is known as the Six-Day War. (Photo credit should read AFP/Getty Images)

Israeli Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion (C), surro

Jun 12 1967

JERUSALEM:Israeli Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion (C), surrounded by soldiers, visits the Wailing Wall 12 June 1967 in Jerusalem, after Israeli troops captured the Old City in the Six-Day War. Crippling Arab air capability, Israel took the Sinai Peninsula in three days, moved to the Jordanian and Syrian borders, occupying the strategic Golan Heights. The Six-Day War ended on 10 June 1967. (Photo credit should read AFP/Getty Images)

The Wailing Wall

Jun 13 1967

A crowd of Jewish people at the Western or 'Wailing' Wall, Jerusalem, for the first time after its capture during the Six Day War. (Photo by Terry Fincher/Getty Images)

The Dome of the Rock and nearby the Wailing Wall in the Old City in Jerusalem at sunset

Jan 12 1969

View of the Dome of the Rock, also known as the Mosque of Omar, the ancient Muslim shrine in Jerusalem, built close to where the Temple of Solomon once stood, and the promenade with the Wailing Wall, in close-up. Jerusalem (Israel), December 1969. (Photo by Mario De Biasi/Mondadori Portfolio via Getty Images)

The Dome of the Rock and the nearby Wailing Wall in the Old City in Jerusalem at sunset

Jan 12 1969

View of the Dome of the Rock, also known as the Mosque of Omar, the ancient holy Muslim shrine in Jerusalem, built nearby the place on which the Temple of Solomon once stood and on the remains of which is now the promenade with the Wailing Wall, in close-up. Jerusalem (Israel), December 1969. (Photo by Mario De Biasi/Mondadori Portfolio via Getty Images)

Four Hebrews in front of the Wailing Wall in Jerusalem

Jan 12 1969

Four Hebrews in front of the Wailing Wall, one standing and three seated on a bench, praying at the place on which 1,900 years ago the Temple of Solomon once stood. Jerusalem (Israel), December 1969. (Photo by Mario De Biasi/Mondadori Portfolio via Getty Images)

Mosques Of Jerusalem In 1969

Aug 23 1969

ISRAEL - AUGUST 23: An Aerial View Of The Mosques In The Center Of Jerusalem, Left The Mosque Of Omar And Right The Mosque Of Al-Aqsa Affecting The Wailing Wall Damaged By Fire On August 23Rd 1969. (Photo by Keystone-France/Gamma-Keystone via Getty Images)

Israelis celebrate the anniversary of the capture of the Old City

Dec 12 1972

ISRAEL - DECEMBER 12: Israelis celebrate the anniversary of the capture of the Old City, Wailing Wall, Jerusalem, Israel (Photo by Gordon Gahan/National Geographic/Getty Images)

Israel, Jerusalem, orthodox jew praying at the Wailing Wall - 1973

Jan 1 1973

(GERMANY OUT) Israel, Jerusalem, orthodox jew praying at the Wailing Wall - 1973 (Photo by Rudolf Dietrich/ullstein bild via Getty Images)

Jews beliewer in front of the Wailing Wall

Jan 1 1973

Kippur war: many beliewer of Jewish religion pray in front of the Wailing Wall (or Werstern Wall). Jerusalem (Israel), 1973. (Photo by Mario De Biasi/Mondadori Portfolio via Getty Images)

Two women are praying in front of the Wailing Wall

Jan 1 1973

Kippur war: two women are praying in front of the Wailing Wall (o Western Wall), Jerusalem (Israel), 1973. (Photo by Mario De Biasi/Mondadori Portfolio via Getty Images)

Israel, Jerusalem, jews praying at the Wailing Wall - 1973

Jan 1 1973

(GERMANY OUT) Israel, Jerusalem, jews praying at the Wailing Wall - 1973 (Photo by Rudolf Dietrich/ullstein bild via Getty Images)

Israel, Jerusalem, jews praying at the Wailing Wall - 1973

Jan 1 1973

(GERMANY OUT) Israel, Jerusalem, jews praying at the Wailing Wall - 1973 (Photo by Rudolf Dietrich/ullstein bild via Getty Images)

Israel: Soldiers in front of the Western Wall in Jerusalem

Jan 1 1973

(GERMANY OUT) Israeli soldiers in front of the Western Wall in Jerusalem (Photo by Rudolf Dietrich/ullstein bild via Getty Images)

Israel

Jan 1 1973

(GERMANY OUT) Young couple in front of the Western Wall in Jerusalem (Photo by Rudolf Dietrich/ullstein bild via Getty Images)

Wailing Wall

Jan 1 1973

A group of Jewish American tourists line up for a photo opportunity at the Wailing Wall, Jerusalem, Israel 1973. (Photo by Jill Freedman/Getty Images)

Prayer in front of the Western Wall

Dec 31 1975

Several people, including orthodox Jewish, praying in front of the Western Wall. Jerusalem, 1980s (Photo by Adriano Alecchi/Mondadori Portfolio via Getty Images)

Women's prayer section of the Western Wall

Dec 31 1975

Some women praying in front of the Western Wall in the women's prayer section, together with some children. Jerusalem, 1980s (Photo by Adriano Alecchi/Mondadori Portfolio via Getty Images)

Harpur at wailing wall

Dec 19 1976

CANADA - DECEMBER 19: Harpur at wailing wall (Photo by Dick Loek/Toronto Star via Getty Images)

Leonard Bernstein In Israel

Apr 1 1977

Leonard Bernstein In Israel (Photo by JARNOUX Patrick/Paris Match via Getty Images)

Wailing Wall

Jan 1 1978

The Western Wall or Wailing Wall in the Old City of Jerusalem, Israel, 1978. (Photo by Bruce Fleming/Getty Images)

Dschingis Khan-Musik-Gruppe vor Klagemauer in Jerusalem, Isarael

May 1 1979

Dschingis Khan-Musik-Gruppe vor Klagemauer in Jerusalem, Isarael, Grand Prix 1979, Louis Potgieter (hinten), Leslie Mandoki (dritter v.r.), Steve Bender (erster v.r.),01.05.1979, Auftritts-Kostüme, verstorben, Musiker, Sänger, Gruppe, Promis, Prominenter, Prominente, (Photo by Peter Bischoff/Getty Images)

Jewish Polish people celebrating by dancing

Dec 31 1979

(DOUBLE RATES APPLY) Jewish Polish people celebrating the return to the Holy City close to the Old City Wailing Wall by dancing. Jerusalem, January 1984. (Photo by Sergio del Grande/Mondadori Portfolio via Getty Images)

A man watching the Old City from a terrace

Dec 31 1979

(DOUBLE RATES APPLY) A man with a keffiyeh on the head watching the area around the Wailing Wall also known as Western Wall from a terrace; in the background, the Dome of the Rock of the Mosque of the Rock also known as Mosque of Omar. Both Palestinian people and Jewish settlers live and struggle in Jerusalem and in the territories occupied by the Israeli army. Jerusalem, January 1984. (Photo by Sergio del Grande/Mondadori Portfolio via Getty Images)

Israeli soldiers patrolling the Wailing Wall

Dec 31 1979

(DOUBLE RATES APPLY) Two young Israeli soldiers with guns patrolling the area around the Wailing Wall also known as Western Wall from a terrace; in the background, the Dome of the Rock of the Mosque of the Rock also known as Mosque of Omar. Both Palestinian people and Jewish settlers live and struggle in Jerusalem and in the territories occupied by the Israeli army. Jerusalem, January 1984. (Photo by Sergio del Grande/Mondadori Portfolio via Getty Images)

The Wailing Wall, A Bar Mitzvah In Jerusalem, Israel -

Jan 1 1980

ISRAEL - CIRCA 1900: The Wailing Wall, a bar mitzvah in Jerusalem, Israel. (Photo by Francois LE DIASCORN/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)

Jerusalem, Israel -

Jan 1 1980

ISRAEL - CIRCA 1900: Jerusalem, Israel - Father and daughter at the Wailing Wall. (Photo by Francois LE DIASCORN/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)

Jerusalem, Israel -

Jan 1 1980

ISRAEL - CIRCA 1900: Jerusalem, Israel - The Wailing Wall. (Photo by Francois LE DIASCORN/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)

Jerusalem, Israel -

Jan 1 1980

ISRAEL - CIRCA 1900: Jerusalem, Israel - Bar Mitzvah at the Wailing Wall. (Photo by Francois LE DIASCORN/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)

Jerusalem, Israel -

Jan 1 1980

ISRAEL - CIRCA 1900: Jerusalem, Israel - Bar Mitzvah at the Wailing Wall. (Photo by Francois LE DIASCORN/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)

As dawn breaks, hundreds of Jews gather at the Western Wall

Jul 3 1984

ISRAEL - JULY 03: As dawn breaks, hundreds of Jews gather at the Western Wall Jerusalem, Israel. (Photo by James L. Stanfield/National Geographic/Getty Images)

Old-fashioned dressed orthodox Jews at the Wailing...

Jan 1 1985

ISRAEL - JANUARY 01: Jerusalem: Old-fashioned dressed orthodox Jews at the Wailing Wall. Photography by Harry Weber, around 1985. (Photo by Imagno/Getty Images) [Jerusalem: Altmodisch gekleidete orthodoxe Juden an der Klagemauer. Photographie von Harry Weber, um 1985.]

John Barnes And Vernon Edwards - Wailing Wall

Feb 25 1986

England's John Barnes and team doctor Vernon Edwards at the Wailing Wall in Jerusalem on 25th February 1986 during England's visit to Israel. (Photo by Bob Thomas/Getty Images).

25th FEBRUARY 1986. Jerusalem, Israel. England's Glenn Hoddle and Alvin Martin in front of the Wailing Wall.

Feb 25 1986

25th FEBRUARY 1986, Jerusalem, Israel, England's Glenn Hoddle and Alvin Martin in front of the Wailing Wall (Photo by Bob Thomas/Getty Images)

England Players at Wailing Wall

Feb 25 1986

Left to right, foreground - England's Ricky Hill, John Barnes and Alvin Martin leaving the Wailing Wall in Jerusalem on 25th February 1986 during England's visit to Israel. (Photo by Bob Thomas/Getty Images).

Kerry Dixon - Wailing Wall

Feb 25 1986

Kerry Dixon of England (in blue shirt) leaving the Wailing Wall in Jerusalem on 25th February 1986 during England's visit to Israel. (Photo by Bob Thomas/Getty Images).

Sport. Football. England feature in Israel. Jerusalem. 25th February 1986. England's Viv Anderson sightseeing at the Wailing Wall.

Feb 25 1986

Sport, Football, England feature in Israel, Jerusalem, 25th February 1986, England's Viv Anderson sightseeing at the Wailing Wall (Photo by Bob Thomas/Getty Images)

French Actor Yves Montand in Jerusalem, Israel on June 01, 1986-

Jun 1 1986

ISRAEL - JUNE 01: French Actor Yves Montand in Jerusalem, Israel on June 01, 1986-French actor Yves Montand at the Wailing Wall in Jerusalem. (Photo by ZOOM 77/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)

George H. W. Bush

Jul 1 1986

Vice President George H. W. Bush prays at Wailing, (Western), Wall. (Photo by David Rubinger/The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images)

George H. W. Bush

Jul 1 1986

Wailing (Western) Wall embraced and kissed by Vice President George H. W. Bush as he prays while wearing yarmulke in deference to Jewish tradition. (Photo by David Rubinger/The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images)

Rabbi Shlomo Goren w map of temple mount w Western Wall i

Aug 1 1986

JERUSALEM, ISRAEL - AUGUST 01: Rabbi Shlomo Goren with map of temple mount, with Western Wall in back, re. building of 3rd temple. (Photo by David Rubinger/The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images)

Rabbi Shlomo Goren w map of temple mount w Western Wall i

Aug 1 1986

JERUSALEM, ISRAEL - AUGUST 01: Rabbi Shlomo Goren with map of temple mount, with Western Wall in back, re. building of 3rd temple. (Photo by David Rubinger/The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images)

Temple Mount Faithful-rightist Israeli f

Jul 1 1988

Temple Mount Faithful-rightist Israeli faction including members of Tehiya & Kahanists holding a demonstration opposite the Western Wall with protesting police preventing them from entering the Temple Mount where, in deference to Moslems, Jewishprayer is illegal. (Photo by David Rubinger/The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images)

Temple Mount Faithful-rightist Israeli f

Jul 1 1988

Temple Mount Faithful-rightist Israeli faction including members of Tehiya & Kahanists holding a demonstration opposite the Western Wall with protesting police preventing them from entering the Temple Mount where, in deference to Moslems, Jewish (Photo by David Rubinger/The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images)

Arab youngsters looking down on nearly d

Sep 15 1988

Arab youngsters looking down on nearly deserted Western Wall plaza, in Old City, during intifada. (Photo by David Rubinger/The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images)

Tom Stoddart Collection

Oct 1 1989

JERUSALEM, ISRAEL - OCTOBER 1989: A soldier of the Israeli Defence Force guards the Wailing Wall in the old quarter of the Holy City of Jerusalem. (Photo by Tom Stoddart/Getty Images)

Israeli Flags at the Western Wall during the 6 Day War Anniversary Celebration

Jan 1 1990

Israeli Flags at the Western Wall during the 6 Day War Anniversary Celebration, Jerusalem. (Photo by Independent Picture Service/UIG via Getty Images)

The Western Wall

Jan 1 1990

The Western Wall, Jerusalem. (Photo by Independent Picture Service/UIG via Getty Images)

Western (Wailing) Wall, legacy of 2nd Te

Jan 1 1990

Western (Wailing) Wall, legacy of 2nd Temple, Jewish holy site, w. Wilson's Arch. (Photo by David Rubinger/The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images)

Jerusalem, Israel -

Jan 1 1990

ISRAEL - CIRCA 1900: Jerusalem, Israel - Old Town of Jerusalem, Wailing Wall and Dome of the Rock. (Photo by Jean-Erick PASQUIER/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)

Jerusalem, Israel -

Jan 1 1990

ISRAEL - CIRCA 1900: Jerusalem, Israel - Wailing Wall, the part reserved to women, young bride. (Photo by Jean-Erick PASQUIER/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)

Jerusalem, Israel -

Jan 1 1990

ISRAEL - CIRCA 1900: Jerusalem, Israel - Jewish punk attempting to place a kippa over his hair to go pray at the Wailing Wall. (Photo by Jean-Erick PASQUIER/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)

Israeli Flags at the Western Wall during the 6 Day War Anniversary Celebration

Jan 1 1990

Israeli Flags at the Western Wall during the 6 Day War Anniversary Celebration, Jerusalem. (Photo by Independent Picture Service/UIG via Getty Images)

Man wearing a tallit and holding a Zohar

Jan 1 1990

Man wearing a tallit and holding a Zohar, the book of theKabbalah at the Western Wall, Jerusalem. (Photo by Independent Picture Service/UIG via Getty Images)

The Western Wall

Jan 1 1990

The Western Wall, Jerusalem. (Photo by Independent Picture Service/UIG via Getty Images)

Woman waving the Israeli Flag at the Western Wall during the 6 Day War Anniversary Celebration

Jan 1 1990

Woman waving the Israeli Flag at the Western Wall during the 6 Day War Anniversary Celebration, Israel. (Photo by Independent Picture Service/UIG via Getty Images)

Arabs In Jerusalem

Jan 1 1990

An Arab woman and her son on their house terrace, overlooking the Wailing Wall and the Dome of the Rock, Jerusalem, circa 1990. Theirs is one of the handful of Arab houses in the square in front of the wall, which were spared demolition by the Israeli Army after the Six Day War of 1967. (Photo by Romano Cagnoni/Getty Images)

Israeli soldiers pray (with guns) at the Wailing Wall in Jerusalem.

Apr 5 1990

ISRAEL - APRIL 05: Israeli soldiers pray (with guns) at the Wailing Wall in Jerusalem. (Photo by Ulrich Baumgarten via Getty Images)

Huge crowd attending mass prayers for pe

Jan 14 1991

Huge crowd attending mass prayers for peace at Western (Wailing) Wall as outbreak of gulf war appears imminent. (Photo by David Rubinger/The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images)

Huge crowd attending mass prayers for pe

Jan 14 1991

Huge crowd attending mass prayers for peace at Western (Wailing) Wall as outbreak of gulf war appears imminent. (Photo by David Rubinger/The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images)

Israel Check Point

Apr 20 1992

[UNVERIFIED CONTENT] Israeli soldiers check point control access to the Wailing Wall

Former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev (L), sur

Jun 18 1992

JERUSALEM, ISRAEL: Former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev (L), surrounded by security and photographers, joins Rabbi Yehuda Getz (R) for a prayer at the Wailing Wall, the most holy place for Jews in Jerusalem's Old City 18 June 1992. Gorbachev is ending a five-day visit to the country. (Photo credit should read MENAHEM KAHANA/AFP/Getty Images)

Jerusalem, Israel. 1993. Official visit of Spanish Kings to Israel. In the image, the Spanish King visiting 'The Wailing Wall'

Jan 1 1993

Jerusalem, Israel. 1993. Official visit of Spanish Kings to Israel. In the image, the Spanish King visiting 'The Wailing Wall' (Photo by Gianni Ferrari/Cover/Getty Images)

Illustration: Jewish and Muslims prayer In Jerusalem, Israel On September 04, 1993-

Sep 4 1993

ISRAEL - SEPTEMBER 04: Illustration: Jewish and Muslims prayer In Jerusalem, Israel On September 04, 1993-Prayer at the Wailing Wall. (Photo by Remi BENALI/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)

Illustration: Jewish and Muslims prayer In Jerusalem, Israel On September 04, 1993-

Sep 4 1993

ISRAEL - SEPTEMBER 04: Illustration: Jewish and Muslims prayer In Jerusalem, Israel On September 04, 1993-Prayer at the Wailing Wall. (Photo by Remi BENALI/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)

Illustration: Jewish and Muslims prayer In Jerusalem, Israel On September 04, 1993-

Sep 4 1993

ISRAEL - SEPTEMBER 04: Illustration: Jewish and Muslims prayer In Jerusalem, Israel On September 04, 1993-Prayer at the Wailing Wall. (Photo by Remi BENALI/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)

US civil rights leader Jesse Jackson (R) holds han

Apr 10 1994

JERUSALEM, ISRAEL: US civil rights leader Jesse Jackson (R) holds hands with Jerusalem mayor Ehud Olmert as he prays in front of the Western Wall in Jerusalem's Old City, the holiest Jewish site, 10 April 1994. (Photo credit should read MENAHEM KAHANA/AFP/Getty Images)

Religious Jews spend the night at the Wailing Wall

Aug 6 1995

JERUSALEM, ISRAEL: Religious Jews spend the night at the Wailing Wall in Jerusalem's Old City 06 August on the night of 'Tisha Beav,' a day of mourning which marks notably the destruction of Temple Mount by the Romans in 70 A.D. Israeli security forces sealed off Jerusalem's Temple Mount 06 August after dozens of Jews tried to force their way into the coumpound controlled by Moslems.AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read MENAHEM KAHANA/AFP/Getty Images)

An ultra-orthodox Jew watches 25 September 1996 th

Sep 25 1996

JERUSALEM:An ultra-orthodox Jew watches 25 September 1996 the newly opened archeological tunnel dating back to 2500 years, which runs for 400 meters along the base of Jerusalem Al-Aqsa mosque compound, linking Judaism's sacred Wailing Wall to the Via Dolorosa deep in the Old City's Moslem quarter of Jerusalem. (Photo credit should read MENAHEM KAHANA/AFP/Getty Images)

A Jewish woman from the Reform movement argues wit

Jan 26 1997

JERUSALEM, ISRAEL: A Jewish woman from the Reform movement argues with ultra-orthodox Jews at the Wailing Wall in Jerusalem's Old City 26 January 1997, after some fifty of them held the morning prayer there. The Reform movement is not recognized by orthodox Jews. (Photo credit should read MENAHEM KAHANA/AFP/Getty Images)

Ehud Barak, the new leader of Israel's opposition

Jun 4 1997

JERUSALEM,- JUNE 4: Ehud Barak, the new leader of Israel's opposition Labor Party, visits 04 June the Wailing Wall in the old city of Jerusalem. Barak paid a visit to the Jewish religion's most holy site after winning an internal Labor Party election to succeed Shimon Peres as party chairman. (Photo credit should read DAOUD MIZRAHI/AFP/Getty Images)

Ehud Barak At Wailing Wall In Jerusalem, Israel On May 18, 1999.

May 18 1999

ISRAEL - MAY 18: Ehud Barak at wailing Wall in Jerusalem, Israel on May 18, 1999. (Photo by Chip HIRES/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)

Ehud Barak At Wailing Wall In Jerusalem, Israel On May 18, 1999.

May 18 1999

ISRAEL - MAY 18: Ehud Barak at wailing Wall in Jerusalem, Israel on May 18, 1999. (Photo by Chip HIRES/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)

Miami Heat At The Wailing Wall

Aug 10 1999

Miami Heat player Alonzo Mourning signs an autograph for a Ultra Orthodox American at the wailing wall in Jerusalem Sunday 10th August 1999.The Heat are in Israel to play a friendly against Macabbi Tel Aviv and is owned by the late American -Israeli billionaireTed Arison. (Photo by Brian Hendler/Getty Images)

hillaryclint_20000602_06832.jpg

Nov 11 1999

377324 01: First lady Hillary Rodham Clinton, left, accompanied by, from left, her daughter Chelsea Clinton, Nava Barak, wife of the Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak and her daughter Michal, visits the Western Wall, Judaism's holiest site, in Jerusalem Thursday, Nov. 11, 1999. The first lady is on a two-day visit to Israel. (Photo by Uzi Keren

Klagemauer Jerusalem

Jan 28 2000

(GERMANY OUT) ein betender Jude an der verschneiten Klagemauer (Photo by Waizmann/ullstein bild via Getty Images)

The Wailing wall in Jerusalem, Israel in March, 2000.

Mar 1 2000

ISRAEL - MARCH 01: The Wailing wall in Jerusalem, Israel in March, 2000. (Photo by Esaias BAITEL/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)

The Wailing wall in Jerusalem, Israel in March, 2000.

Mar 1 2000

ISRAEL - MARCH 01: The Wailing wall in Jerusalem, Israel in March, 2000. (Photo by Esaias BAITEL/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)

Pope John Paul II places a prayer paper onto the W

Mar 26 2000

JERUSALEM:Pope John Paul II places a prayer paper onto the Wailing Wall, in a Jewish ritual to ask God to fulfill a wish, at the holiest site in Judaism in Jerusalem 26 March 2000. The pope was on the second stop of a politically charged tour of three sites holy to Muslims, Jews and Christians on his last day in the Holy Land. (ELECTRONIC IMAGE) (Photo credit should read GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images)

Pope John Paul II stands in prayer at the Wailing

Mar 26 2000

JERUSALEM:Pope John Paul II stands in prayer at the Wailing Wall, the holiest site in Judaism in Jerusalem 26 March 2000. The pope was on the second stop of a politically charged tour of three sites holy to Muslims, Jews and Christians on his last day in the Holy Land. (ELECTRONIC IMAGE) (Photo credit should read GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images)

Ultra-Orthodox Jews Gather in Support of Rabbi Yosef

Apr 5 2000

N367261 03: Ultra-Orthodox Jews hold prayers at the Western Wall, Judiasm's holiest site, in Jerusalem, Israel, April 5, 2000. Over ten thousand supporters for Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, the spiritual leader of the religious Shas party, gathered to show their support during the investigation by Israeli police for his criticism against Education Minister Yossi Sarid. (Photo by Brian Hendler)

Some 25.000 Jews gather at the Western Wall 01 Aug

Aug 1 2000

JERUSALEM:Some 25.000 Jews gather at the Western Wall 01 August 2000, for a mass prayer 'to Save Jerusalem and the State of Israel'. The prayer held each year for what is called 'the Small Yom Kippur' usually gather around 5.000 jews but this year after the Camp David negotiations, right-wing organizations bussed in settlers from the West Bank to show their position over Jerusalem. The Dome of Rock is seen in the background. (Photo credit should read GALI TIBBON/AFP/Getty Images)

Day of Rage in Jerusalem

Oct 6 2000

379791 10: An ultra-Orthodox Jew holds onto his hat as he runs for cover and an Israeli policeman runs to evacuate Jewish worshippers as stones hurled by Palestinians begin to rain down onto the Western Wall prayer area from the Temple Mount above October 6, 2000 in Jerusalem, Israel. The stoning of Judaism's holiest site signaled the start of a new round of violent unrest in Jerusalem on the Palestinian 'Day of Rage'. (Photo by David Silverman/Newsmakers)

Day of Rage in Jerusalem

Oct 6 2000

379791 11: Israeli policemen evacuate Jewish worshippers as stones hurled by Palestinians begin to rain down onto the Western Wall prayer area from the Temple Mount above October 6, 2000 in Jerusalem, Israel. The stoning of Judaism's holiest site signaled the start of a new round of violent unrest in Jerusalem on the Palestinian 'Day of Rage'. (Photo by David Silverman/Newsmakers)

Priestly Blessing at the Western Wall

Oct 18 2000

380558 07: The Golden Dome of the Rock on the Temple mount, known as Haram el Sharif to the Arabs, stands out in the background as thousands of Jews gather for the Priestly Blessing at the Western Wall October 16, 2000 in Jerusalem's Old City, Israel. In accordance with religious beliefs, Jews make a pilgrimage to Jerusalem three times a year, and those belonging to the priestly caste of the biblical temples (Cohens) bestow their blessings on the assembled masses. (Photo by Brian Hendler/Liaison)

Israeli Victory in June 1967 Mideast War

Dec 18 2000

383391 01: FILE PHOTO: Israeli soldiers raise the Israeli flag over the Western Wall June 7,1967 alongside the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, Israel on the day of its capture from Jordanian forces in the June 1967 Middle East War. (Photo by Newsmakers)

A Jewish settler from the Gaza Strip, wi

Oct 25 2004

JERUSALEM, -: A Jewish settler from the Gaza Strip, with an Israeli flag painted on her forehead, prays at Jerusalem's Wailing Wall on the first day of debate on Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's Gaza disengagement plan, 25 October 2004. Sharon, who was formerly seen as the ultimate champion of the settlers, now argues that a pullout from Gaza, where only 8,000 of the 240,000 settlers live, is vital for national security. AFP PHOTO/Pedro UGARTE (Photo credit should read PEDRO UGARTE/AFP/Getty Images)

US Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton stands

Nov 14 2005

JERUSALEM, : US Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton stands in front of the Western Wall, Judaism most holy site, in Jerusalem 14 November 2005. Israel commemorates 10 years since the murder of Premier Yitzhak Rabin with a series of official remembrance events attended by Israeli leaders and dozens of foreign dignitaries. AFP PHOTO/PEDRO UGARTE (Photo credit should read PEDRO UGARTE/AFP/Getty Images)

Western Wall of Jerusalem, For Women

Aug 13 2012

[UNVERIFIED CONTENT] The women section of wailing wall of Jerusalem.

Israel Jerusalem, Praying at the Western Wall

Nov 12 2012

[UNVERIFIED CONTENT] The Western Wall aka wailing wall in Jerusalem, praying with the blue talith. Prières au Mur Occidental ou 'mur des lamentations' à Jérusalem avec un talith bleu.

Hanukkah...

Dec 4 2013

JERUSALEM, ISRAEL - DECEMBER 4: Hanukkah Menorah placed in wailing wall within the Festival of Lights so called Hanukkah on December 4, Jerusalem, Israel. (Photo by Saeed Qaq/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

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