Press Releases

Putting an end to Elad’s religious discrimination at the Gihon Spring

The appeal by Emek Shaveh and the residents of Silwan to the District Court against the Israel Nature and Parks Authority and the Elad Foundation has resulted in a decision...

Wall from Early Islamic Period Prevents Continued Excavation of Tunnel between Silwan and the Old City

Over the past three years, the Israel Antiquities Authority has been excavating a tunnel along the route of an ancient street that was dated by the excavators to the Byzantine...

Thirty leading international architects call on the Government of Israel to withdraw from the plan to build a cable car to the Old City and avoid damagingl cultural assets precious to all of humankind  

Signatories include Thom Mayne, Peter Eisenman, Ron Arad, Moshe Safdie and Santiago Calatrava   In an unusual step, a series of leading international architects and architecture scholars have rallied around...

“Emek Shaveh” Requests the Company for the Reconstruction and Development of the Jewish Quarter to Consider Opening the “Nea Church” to the Public

The Nea is one of the most important archaeological sites in the Jewish Quarter, yet it has remained neglected and closed to the general public for over 40 years. Recently,...

a Freedom of Information Request to expose Reports of the Cable Car was filed

A request under the Freedom of Information Law was filed to the District Court on Tuesday, January 29, 2019, after the Jerusalem Development Authority refused to provide information regarding the...

Update: Tel Rumeida Archaeological Site in Hebron Open for Visitors

This evening, October 16, 2018, the Tel Hebron archaeological site in the city of Hebron will be opened to the public following a decision of the Civil Administration in the...

High Court of Justice – Why Public Spaces in the City of David are Closed to Silwan’s Residents on the Weekends

The High Court of Justice Demands an Explanation from the Nature and Parks Authority as to Why Public Spaces in the City of David are Closed to Silwan’s Residents on...

Cable Car Plan for Old City of Jerusalem Submitted for objections

After a protracted public struggle, and despite widespread criticism by planning organizations, the cable car plan was submitted Monday, January 28th, 2019 for reservations and objections by the district committees...

The exhibition “Finds Gone Astray” opening to the public today at Jerusalem’s Bible Lands Museum

Bible Lands Museum opening: Today, Monday (Monday, December 31st), an exhibition called “Finds Gone Astray” will open at the Bible Lands Museum. The exhibition focuses on archaeological finds stolen by...

Update – The National Infrastructure Committee (NIC) Approved Submitting the Jerusalem Cable Car Plan for Objections

Despite widespread criticism by planning organizations and a petition against the cable car signed by dozens of senior professionals, the National Infrastructure Committee (NIC) decided on Monday, October 29, to...