Jerusalem

The sanctification of antiquity sites in the Jerusalem section of the ‘Peace to Prosperity’ plan

For the last twenty years, the settlers together with successive right-wing governments have invested efforts in creating a Bible land in Jerusalem.  An examination of the section on Jerusalem’s Historic...

When Green zones meet the green line

Political and environmental aspects of development along the green line in Jerusalem To Download the Report click here Over the past two years, we have witnessed a proliferation of development...

Six Feet Under: The Cultural Heritage of Minorities in Jerusalem

Introduction The guiding principle of human rights conventions is that all human beings, regardless of religion, race, or gender, are equal and entitled to the same system of rights. In...

The Cable Car to Jerusalem’s Old City: Who Gains and Who Loses?

Please press here to download  position paper cable car to old city as PDF Background On Monday, October 29, 2018, the National Infrastructure Committee (NIC) approved the submission of the cable car...

Archaeology and Politics in Jerusalem’s Historic Basin 2018

Annual Report – 2018 2018 has seen record levels of government investment in archaeological tourism ventures in Jerusalem’s Historic Basin. New projects, such as the cable car from West Jerusalem...

Historic Jerusalem – Challenges and Proposals for Interim Steps

Introduction This document deals with the role of archaeology and tourism in reshaping the identity of Jerusalem’s Historic Basin, and the implications for the dispute over sovereignty. In the past...

The Rights of Residents Living in Antiquities Sites

Introduction This “Know your Rights” fact-sheet is intended for planners, developers and landowners who wish to initiate development and construction work in an area that contains antiquities, requiring them therefore...

The Temple Mount/Haram al-Sharif – Archaeology in a Political Context

Who controls the temple mount? Introduction Immediately after the 1967 War, Israel’s then Defense Minister Moshe Dayan declared that the Islamic Waqf would retain their authority over the Temple Mount/Haram al-Sharif...

Guiding Principles for a Jerusalem Antiquities Master Plan – Proposed Policy Paper

Why is There a Need for an Antiquities Master Plan? Over the past decade and a half, Israel has been creating a reality in Jerusalem’s Historic Basin that is designed...

Selectively Sacred: Holy Sites in Jerusalem and its Environs

Introduction In this document, we examine how the Israeli government authorities and legal system address the issue of holy places. The government, legal and judicial authorities in Israel attempt to...