Publications

Antiquities Sites in Master Plans for Area C in the West Bank

Download the full report Antiquities Sites in Master Plans for Area C in the West Bank as PDF file   Introduction Almost every Palestinian village or locality in the West Bank is situated...

International guidelines for protection, development, management, presentation and interpretation of historic cities/cultural heritage sites

Download the full report as PDF  Contents Introduction International regulations concerning cultural heritage UNESCO Conventions UNESCO General Assembly Recommendations Charters – ICOMOS and ICCROM International conventions and guidelines concerning archaeology,...

The role of ancient sites in the political struggle in the Bethlehem area (“Gush Etzion”) and their economic and educational potential

To download the full report as PDF  Introduction “Gush Etzion,” as many Israelis refer it to, is located in the West Bank bordering on Jerusalem to its north. It includes...

Antiquities in the Basement: Ideology and Real Estate at the Expense of Archaeology In Jerusalem’s Old City

Introduction The present volume is a series of abstracts based on longer reports by Emek Shaveh which draw on internal documents of the Israel Antiquities Authority (henceforth: IAA),[1] obtained under...

Tel Shiloh (Khirbet Seilun): Archaeological Settlement in the Political Struggle over Samaria

For PDF file about Tel Shiloh please click here 1. Location of Tel Shiloh and the organizations involved in its management Tel Shiloh (Shiloh Mound) is situated in southern Samaria...

A Privatized Heritage: How the Israel Antiquities Authority Relinquished Jerusalem’s Past

Preface: The Givati Parking Lot and the Kedem Center The following is the first in a series of reports based on internal documents of the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) that...

Tel Rumeida – Hebron’s Archaeological Park

To read PDF file: Tel Rumeida – Hebron archaeological park 1. Tel Rumeida – General Features Hebron is the only Palestinian city in the West Bank that contains a Jewish settlement...

The Palestinian–Israeli Draft Agreement on Archaeological Heritage: Restarting Discussion on Jerusalem’s Historic Sites

Introduction This document proposes a management plan for ancient sites in Jerusalem’s Historic Basin. The cooperation of Israelis and Palestinians in this effort is seen as a means to strengthen...

Why is the Mughrabi Ramp a political issue?

In early September, the newspaper Haaretz published an article about the dismantling of a new Mughrabi ramp whose construction began in August. That ramp, like the existing one, was declared...

David’s Tomb on Mt. Zion

Introduction In January 2013, the tiles that decorated the walls of David’s Tomb were methodically destroyed in an act of vandalism. The tiles were the remnants of a unique decoration...