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Update—‘Kedem Compound’ and ‘Beit HaLiba’

The ‘Kedem Compound’ was approved following a hearing of objections; the Appeals Committee decided to send ‘Beit HaLiba’ to the Planning and Building Committee for additional discussion Last Wednesday (11...

The Opening of Underground Area in the Old City is Clear Example of Archaeology serving Political Goals

On Sunday, June 1 2014, an educational visitors’ center is opening in an underground site from the 14th century in the Muslim Quarter. The site will be inaugurated by the...

Update: New Master Plan for Tel Shiloh

A master plan for an 11,000 sq. meter tourism center in the Tel Shiloh archaeological site was submitted in March 2014 to the Planning & Building Committee of the Civil...

Update: The Archaeological Excavations in Tel Rumeida, Hebron

Since January 2014 the Israeli Antiquities Authority has been conducting an archaeological excavation in Tel Rumeida in Hebron.[1] In the first month, the excavation took place in an area known...

Press release: Israel Nature and Parks Authority is Cooperating with Elad Foundation in take-over of site holy to Christians, Jews and Muslims

About two months ago the Elad Foundation, in cooperation with the Israel Nature and Parks Authority, put forth a plan to establish a tourism center named ‘Ha-Gihon Spring’ in Silwan...

Press release: The Ministry of Housing acted against Attorney General in case of ‘Davidson Center’ in Old City of Jerusalem

In response to an appeal by Emek Shaveh, the Attorney General stated that the Ministry of Housing deviated from its mandate when it transferred the management of the ‘Davidson Center’...

Press release: Tourist Center at the “Spring House” Beit HaMaayan

The Elad organization has recently (January 2014) deposited plans for construction of the tourist compound above the Spring House in the Village of Silwan (City of David).[1] The plans include...

Silwan: Collapses near the archaeological excavations

The snowstorm that hit Jerusalem last week caused collapses and severe damage  in areas near and above some of the archaeological  excavations taking place in the village of Silwan. Collapses...

Update: How the decision was made to declare the Mount Scopus Slopes a National Park

On Thursday, November 14, 2013, the Jerusalem Regional Planning and Building Opposition Sub-Committee decided to establish a national park to span approximately 160 acres between the villages of ‘Issawiyya and...

The government has decided to build the “Kedem Compound” in Silwan

The government is going ahead with plans to build the “Kedem Compound” on the site of the “Givati Parking Lot” excavations, at the entrance to the village of Silwan, and...