Press Releases

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...

The High Court Issues Order Nisi Against State for Cable Car to Jerusalem’s Old City

The order includes 5 clauses which pose serious legal challenges for the developers (the State). The order suggests that the court has recognized the position of Emek Shaveh and other organizations regarding the irregular planning and...

Response to the Destruction of Antiquities at the Iron Age Site of Mount Ebal/el-Burnat

We decry the destruction of all antiquities, including the destruction of the outer wall of the site at Mount Ebal * The association of the site at Mount Ebal with...

Minister of Heritage Initiates a Plan with Severe Consequences for Palestinians in Area C

In the midst of a serious economic crisis and a provisional government, the Minister of Jerusalem and Heritage transferred 24 million shekels on Monday to local councils in the West...

Petition by Emek Shaveh and Palestinians against plan to build lift at Tomb of the Patriarchs in Hebron has been Rejected

On November 19th, the Judea and Samarea central Planning Committee rejected petitions by Emek Shaveh and Palestinian residents of Hebron against the plan to build a lift for disabled people...

Civil Administration Approves Construction Plan for Lift at Tomb of the Patriarchs

and Acknowledges that the Civil Administration’s Staff Officer for Archaeology was not Involved in the Planning Process Following pressure from Defence Minister Benny Gantz, the Civil Administration Planning Committee approved...

For the First Time in 35 Years: Expropriation Orders for Antiquity Sites in the West Bank

The Civil Administration has issued expropriation orders for the antiquity sites Deir Sam’an and Deir Kala’, northwest of Ramallah. Both sites are located on privately-owned Palestinian property and next to settlements. The expropriation...

Cable Car land expropriations of 10,000 sqm. on Jerusalem committee’s agenda

The Jerusalem Municipality’s local planning committee is slated to discuss this week the expropriation of over 10,000 sqm. of private property in areas situated along the route of the planned cable...

Update: In Speedy Procedure Civil Administration to Discuss Plan to Build Lift at Tomb of the Patriachs Next Week

Following pressure from the settlers, the Civil Administration Supreme Planning Committee has booked a discussion of the plan at the Subcommittee for Planning and Licensing on July 28th, just two weeks after...

Judges Demand Proof Jerusalem Cable Car will Substantially Advance Tourism

Following the High Court of Justice hearing on June 29th, the judges yesterday asked the State to provide proof that the cable car project would promote tourism. If the State fails to...