Silwan/City of David

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...

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...

Coalition for the Preservation of the Historic Basin

To Download The Coalition Position Paper Click Here Background The plan to build the cable car in the Old City was set into motion by a government decision in 2017...

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...

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...

Position Paper – In the Air and Underground – the Jerusalem Cable Car Project and its potential impact on the Historic Basin

During a government meeting on Jerusalem Day (28 May 2017), the ministers approved the plan to build a cable car that would transport tourists from West Jerusalem to Silwan\City of...

Rise in Infrastructural Work and Excavation Activity at the City of David Archaeological Site in Silwan

In the last months, particularly since September 2016, we have been witness to a wide range of development work at the City of David visitor center, in existing excavation sites...

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...

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...

From Shiloah to Silwan – A Visitor’s Guide

What is the guide? This guide is based on Emek Shaveh’s alternative archeological tour in the village of Silwan and at the City of David national park. The tour, initiated...