City of David

Thirty leading international architects call on the Government of Israel to withdraw from the plan to build a cable car to the Old City and avoid damagingl cultural assets precious to all of humankind  

Signatories include Thom Mayne, Peter Eisenman, Ron Arad, Moshe Safdie and Santiago Calatrava   In an unusual step, a series of leading international architects and architecture scholars have rallied around...

a Freedom of Information Request to expose Reports of the Cable Car was filed

A request under the Freedom of Information Law was filed to the District Court on Tuesday, January 29, 2019, after the Jerusalem Development Authority refused to provide information regarding the...

High Court of Justice – Why Public Spaces in the City of David are Closed to Silwan’s Residents on the Weekends

The High Court of Justice Demands an Explanation from the Nature and Parks Authority as to Why Public Spaces in the City of David are Closed to Silwan’s Residents on...

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...

Update – The National Infrastructure Committee (NIC) Approved Submitting the Jerusalem Cable Car Plan for Objections

Despite widespread criticism by planning organizations and a petition against the cable car signed by dozens of senior professionals, the National Infrastructure Committee (NIC) decided on Monday, October 29, to...

Release release – Petition: Nature and Parks Authority discriminate against residents of Silwan at the Gihon Spring

On Thursday, October 4, the residents of Silwan and the organization Emek Shaveh filed a petition against the Israeli Nature and Parks Authority (INPA) and the Elad Association. The petition...

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...