Publications

An Alternative Guide to the City of David Archaeological Park

A guide for the visitor to the City of David National Park in Silwan. The guide features information about the archaeological site, the way it is being run, and how...

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 Nea Church

To download The Nea Church as a PDF click here To download The Nea Church as a WORD doc click here   History and Significance of the Church The Nea...

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...

The Little Kotel in the Muslim Quarter, Ateret Cohanim and Hanukkah

During the festival of Hanukkah this past week, the settler group, Ateret Cohanim, held several candle-lighting ceremonies at the Little Western Wall (the Kotel Ha’Katan) in the presence of various...

Update: National Park Bill that Benefits Settlers Passed into Law

The amendment to the National Parks bill designed to enable construction of residential homes in national parks passed the Knesset Plenum on second and third readings yesterday with a majority...

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...

National parks in Israel and the West Bank – On which Side is the Grass Greener?

Please press here to download On which side is the Grass Greener as PDF Introduction There are 346 national parks and nature reserves in Israel, constituting approximately 25% of the country’s...