Press Releases

Update Paper: The new government’s resolutions on Jerusalem, the place of archeology in these plans, and ministerial responsibility for the Israel Antiquities Authority

At its second session, the new government (the 34th government of Israel, headed by Netanyahu) has taken a number of decisions to strengthen Jerusalem’s economy and its status as the...

The 2015 Elections and the Political Struggle over the Temple Mount, Silwan and Jerusalem’s Old City

The next Knesset will be comprised of a right-wing and ultra-Orthodox majority. However, the weakening of far-right elements and their removal from the Likud list of MKs is of great...

The Kedem Center hearing has been stopped and postponed to the end of May

During the hearing about Kedem Center, we learned that one of the hearing committee members is the son of Giora Solar, the conservation consultant for the Kedem plan, hence forming...

Press Release: Kedem Compound Appeal

An appeal regarding the building of Kedem Center in the village of Silwan will be held on Thursday, March 12, and will be the last deliberation of the Planning Committee...

Press Release: High Court of Justice to hear objections to appointment of Director of Israel Antiquities Authority

On Thursday, February 5 at 9am, the High Court of Justice will discuss the petition by Emek Shaveh against the appointment of the Director General of the Israel Antiquities Authority....

UNESCO’s latest decisions on Jerusalem – November 2014 update

In, 2010, UNESCO decided to send a joint World Heritage Centre/ICCROM/ICOMOS[1] reactive monitoring mission to Jerusalem, in order to report on the progress of UNESCO’s Action Plan for the Safeguarding...

Press release: Israeli government decides not to build separation wall through Battir village – Role of UNESCO and Jewish Home Party

After Battir lands were declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in June 2014, the Israeli High Court asked the government to decide on the separation wall’s route in the...

Press Release: Construction of New Temporary Ramp beside Mughrabi Ramp

In recent weeks, Israeli authorities started to build a new temporary ramp next to the existing one. As seen in the following images, it appears that the new ramp is...

Press Release: Interim conclusions from the discussion of the objections to the development plans of Tel Shiloh (Khirbet Seilun)

On Monday, August 11 a hearing was held by the planning committee of the Civil Administration regarding a program to build a tourism center at the archaeological site of Tel...

Press release: Discussion of Objection to Tel Shiloh (Khirbet Seilun) Development Plan

On Monday August 11, the objections subcommittee of the Civil Administration’s Planning and Building Committee will hold a discussion of the 11,000 sq. meter tourism center planned in the Tel...