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An IMAX camera mounted on a crane captures the recitation of the priestly blessing at the Western Wall during Passover.

An IMAX camera mounted on a crane captures the recitation of the priestly blessing at the Western Wall during Passover.
Photo Credit: Nicolas Ruel.

Call it a practice run. Entry to the Kotel was blocked a few times over the past few weeks due to a lack of guards available to check all the visitors.

But that’s nothing compared to this coming Monday morning, when the entire Kotel plaza will be closed to all visitor, until 10:30 AM.

‘Vatikin’ prayer-goers will have a special bus to take them to the Kotel, leaving from the Karta parking lot between 5:00 to 5:30 AM.

The indoor section of the Kotel on the side of the men’s section will be open for prayers during the morning, with access apparently through the Muslim Quarter.

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35 Responses to “Kotel to be Closed Monday Morning for Pope”

  1. THATS NO REASON NOT TO PRAY,,,PLEASE DONT DO THIS.

  2. Josh Morgan says:

    -_- Keep a close eye on him; I sense a disturbance is setting in

  3. Dalia Levy says:

    Did the Vatikan close when Bibi came ??

  4. That pope is persona non grata here in Israel.

  5. Amram Yosef says:

    How Christian of us. May I ask why not the Temple Mount?

  6. Clo Clo says:

    should be OPEN

  7. ????????? GOD LOVES ISRAEL….

  8. Trust me the Pope should go in. There are very very amounts of connections between the Pope and Jerusalem El-Israel too, you wound regtret it, The Pope had alot of responsability. The Fernandez were Jewish People and They left from Spain cause certain reasons they did not like and landed in America before Columbus and see how the American’s wiped everyones history to the Ground? The truth is in bible, and Pauls visit to Spain.

  9. I as a Catholic did not celebrate Good friday, I celebrated Ceder I will tell you something about it if you are willing to listen

  10. The world we live in has to have major protection for religious leaders or the extremists will try to kill them. Especially Israel with the groups that live around them.

  11. Ronnie Pleet says:

    Arabs allowed???? The Pope should see what really happens!!

  12. eh look who it is from meetme.

  13. HELL NO!!!! It MUST remain open…This Pope should insist on it. It wasn’t closed for John Paul..

  14. Shame on whoever sanctioned this. Rome was responsible for the murder of millions of Jews and Bible believing Christians over the centuries. Shalom Israel

  15. Steve Yancy says:

    The pope needs to stay in Pagan ROME!

  16. Josh Morgan says:

    Hey Benjamin, how are you my friend?

  17. Jean Perles says:

    Judee, SAMARIA,
    INTERA PARTE DI ISRAELE
    NON ESISTE UN POPOLO PALESTINESE! Non hanno diritti alla patria del popolo ebraico ”
    GERUSALEMME CAPITALE DELLO STATO EBRAICO INTERO

  18. Go away pope
    The land belongs to the Jews!

  19. Haven’t Christians interfered with enough Jewish prayers?

  20. That’s not right to take away prayer for just a mere man, there is nothing holy about him. No one is Holy but God Himself.

  21. What? Are you crazy? Close Kotel to Jews, so the Pope can visit? Nuts.

  22. Well with all the controversy going around the internet these days, especially since a lot of online Magazines like Tablet have reported that Isreal is considering consigning the burial place of King David to the Vatican, whether true or false, could put the Pope’s life in danger, this may be a good thing to do. IMHO

  23. Gil Gilman says:

    This over the top surreal. It isn’t as if this pope can keep his pew sitters from being anti-semitic. It is difficult to see how this helps Israel…or Jews in the diaspora.

  24. They should’ve sent him to Temple Mount to pray,and let us alone to pray!

  25. Robbie Goldstein says:

    It is exceedingly abusive toward Jews. I wish hundreds of thousands would gather there, first thing Monday morning, and refuse to leave.

  26. The Pope is on his own with his Catholic religion. He is NOT speaking on behalf of all Christians. The man is an idol worshiper, deceiver and has no fear of God. I am sorry the Jewish people have to sacrifice for the head man of a religion that allows Child Molesters to work in the church. Jesus is not like this man. He came in the back door, that says a lot about him.

  27. Basha Kline says:

    Sorry, but the Kotel should be closed 'to' the pope, not 'for' the pope…!

  28. Sorry Ms. Novitz, I wasn't trying to tell anyone what to do, I just think it is time for christians and jews to celebrate each other. And, I agree with your comment regarding "supposed 'Christians.'" If it were up to me, there would be open dialog, apology from the supposed christians, and a finding of common ground so persecution will end. By the way, I try to be a Christian (probably not very good at it, but I try).

  29. Sholom Lesches says:

    Thank you!

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