It says that מעולם לא זזה שכינה מכותל מערבי, that the Shechinah always remained by the Kosel Maaravi (see Shemos Rabbah 2:2). Is that true even today?
The answer is that forever and ever Hashem remains at the Kosel Maaravi. Even when the Arabs are there He doesn’t want to go away. Hashem is longing and longing and longing for the time when the Am Yisroel will come back. And therefore in all generations Jews came to the Kosel Maaravi and expressed their prayers there because they knew that’s the place where Hakodosh Boruch Hu listens most intently because He Himself wants you to come back.
TAPE # E-142 (June 1998)