Press Releases

Alert: Border Police with settlers raided plots of land this morning in Silwan near Pool of Siloam

*This morning border police and settlers raided plots of land adjacent to the Siloam Pool ■  According to the settlers they had purchased the land from the Greek Orthodox church...

Israel Antiquities Authority shares map for non-existent national park in Area C

Last week the Director General of the Israel Antiquities Authority Eli Eskosido publicized the  map below on his telegram channel with the title “Welcome to the Hasmonean Palaces National Park” featuring...

Cornerstone laid for Suspension Bridge over Valley of Hinnom and conflictual Olive Harvest in the Valley

On Thursday 6th of October, a cornerstone was set for the pedestrian bridge over the Valley of Hinnom/Wadi Rababa in Jerusalem. It was officiated by Minister of Jerusalem Affairs and...

Elad Settlers take over Parking Lot and Access Road in Wadi Rababa Neighborhood of Silwan 

* Settlers of the Elad Foundation received the right to develop the Sambuski Cemetery in the Hinnom Valley adjacent to the Wadi Rababa neighborhood in Silwan * In the past...

Mount Ebal “Curse Tablet” revealed last week was probably procured illegally from Area B of West Bank

Claims to have found a 3,200 year-old “Curse Tablet” at the site of Mount Ebal/el Burnat near Nablus last week constitute a record low in the sacrifice of archaeological standards to serve a...

Knesset Committee Recommends Expanding Israel Antiquities Authority Oversight into Area C of the West Bank

Minister of Heritage and Jerusalem Affairs allocated an additional 10 million NIS to protecting ancient sites in Area C. Knesset’s Education Committee recommends government consider expanding remit of the Israel...

High Court instructs State to Clarify Position on Cable Car Following Transport Minister’s Opposition to the Plan

In what was slated to be the final High Court hearing today on the controversial cable car project, the High Court has given the state 21 days to explain its...

Master plan approved for Nabi Samuel archaeological/holy site north of Jerusalem

Following a decade of deliberations, objections and slight changes to the plan, the Civil Administration’s Supreme Planning Committee approved the plan for the development of the archaeological and holy site...

Ministry of Jerusalem and Heritage to the High Court of Justice: This Ministry is Responsible Exclusively for Jewish Heritage

Following the publication of discriminatory criteria for budgeting heritage sites, the Ministry of Jerusalem and Heritage claimed that it is solely entrusted with the conservation of Zionist heritage and sites...

Petition to the High Court of Justice: The State Must Conserve and Allocate Budgets for Non-Jewish Heritage Sites in Israel

Emek Shaveh demanded that criteria be established for budget allocations that may also apply to non-Jewish heritage sites. In response, the Ministry of Jerusalem and Heritage claimed that the Heritage Department is...