Publications

The Valley of Hinnom

Trees and Flowerbeds in the Political Struggle over East Jerusalem   Preface This paper focuses on the recent wave of touristic development in the Valley of Hinnom in Jerusalem jointly...

Netanyahu’s career as prime minister bookended by conflagrations on the Temple Mount/Haram al-Sharif

One of the memorable events during Netanyahu’s first term as prime minister in the 1990’s was the opening of the Western Wall tunnels.  The Western Wall tunnels had been opened...

The Last Gate

The Struggle Over Damascus Gate in the Old City of Jerusalem After two weeks of violence in Jerusalem, the Israeli police finally backed down and removed the barricades and restrictions...

The Threat of Mass Palestinian Displacement in East Jerusalem

Action Alert – Emek Shaveh, Ir Amim and Peace Now, April 2021 Download as a PDF Since the beginning of 2020, the Israeli courts authorized the evictions of 36 Palestinian...

Ancient Sites Recruited in Battle Over Area C

Summary of Developments in 2020  To download as a PDF click here   Over the last few years, we’ve been witnessing an organized campaign by the settlers focusing on what...

The Debate Over “King David’s Palace”

The Case of the Large Stone Structure at the City of David The site known as “The City of David” is the location of ancient Jerusalem and one of the...

Israeli Archaeological Activity in the West Bank 1967-2007

The collection of archaeological sites in this publication are derived from the surveys and excavations conducted in the West Bank since 1967. The scientific publication is accompanied by a map...

Defense Minister Benny Gantz Announces Intention to Expedite Construction of Lift at the Tomb of the Patriarchs in Hebron

Today the Minister of Defence and Alternate Prime Minister Benny Gantz announced that he is working to expedite the construction of a lift for disabled visitors at the Tomb of...

Shalem Plan Overview – The Plan to Reveal Ancient Jerusalem

To Download as a PDF click here Introduction Each year, the Israeli government marks Jerusalem Day through a festive government meeting at a select site in the city. On May...

Fissures and Cracks – Damage to homes in the Wadi Hilweh neighborhood of Silwan

  Introduction For over a decade, Palestinian residents of the neighborhood of Wadi Hilweh in Silwan have reported damage to their homes. Almost all the complaints come from families living...