Publications

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...

From Territorial Contiguity to Historical Continuity: Asserting Israeli Control through National Parks in East Jerusalem

Introduction The Subcommittee for Objections of the District Planning and Building Committee approved the establishment of the “Mt. Scopus Slopes National Park” on the land of the villages of Issawiyya...

Tel Shiloh (Khirbet Seilun)

Introduction The inauguration ceremony for the Migdal Ha-Ro’eh (“the Tower of the Seeing Prophet”) at Tel Shiloh, which took place in July 2013, was attended by the heads of religious...

Another Future: Conservation of Antiquities Sites – Suggestions towards a Partial Solution of Jerusalem’s Political Problems

Were we to reduce the political conflict in Jerusalem to a single issue, we might say that it lays mainly on sovereignty in the so-called “historical (holy) basin” of the...

Position Paper: Kedem Compound

The Prime Minister’s decision to move forward with the “Kedem Compound” plan in Silwan and the “Mount Scopus Slopes” National Park Last Wednesday morning we learned the Prime Minister and...

Refaim Valley: The Palestinian villages of Al Wallaja and Battir Archaeological View

Location Refaim Valley is located between the Jerusalem neighborhoods of Malha (former Palestinian village of Malha) and Katamon on its northwest end and the Palestinian village of Battir on its...

Israel’s “National Heritage Sites” Project in the West Bank: Archeological importance and political significance

Introduction: The Rehabilitation and Empowerment of National Heritage Infrastructures Project In February 2010, the Israeli government adopted the “National Heritage Sites Project.” The project’s stated goal is to strengthen the...