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Petition to High Court to prevent closure of space in the archaeological site in Silwan / City of David

2 September 2015 Emek Shaveh and group of Silwan residents petitioned the High Court to prevent closure of “Area G” (No. 3 on map) in the City of David archaeological...

Tourism and Sacred Sites: The Davidson Center, the Archaeological Park and the corner of the Western Wall

Introduction Following the 1967 war and the destruction of the Mughrabi quarter, the Western Wall was informally split into two sections separated by the Mughrabi Bridge. To the north, the...

Press Release: A Hard Blow to the El’ad Initiative and the Mayor of Jerusalem concerning the Building of the Kedem Compound

The National Appeals Committee fragmented El’ad’s monstrous building plan and established principles which create a precedent for any building plans on archaeological sites in the country. The National Appeals Committee...

Update Paper: The new government’s resolutions on Jerusalem, the place of archeology in these plans, and ministerial responsibility for the Israel Antiquities Authority

At its second session, the new government (the 34th government of Israel, headed by Netanyahu) has taken a number of decisions to strengthen Jerusalem’s economy and its status as the...

Press Release: Petition to transfer management of Silwan-Western Wall tunnel from Elad to the State

Emek Shaveh has petitioned the High Court (On April 12), asking that the State take over the management of the tunnel that connects the village of Silwan and the Western...

The Kedem Center hearing has been stopped and postponed to the end of May

During the hearing about Kedem Center, we learned that one of the hearing committee members is the son of Giora Solar, the conservation consultant for the Kedem plan, hence forming...

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...

Kedem Compound in Silwan—Appeal to the National Council

As we recall, the Regional Committee approved the plan for the Kedem Compound  to be built at the entrance to the village of Silwan and across from the Old City...

Update—‘Kedem Compound’ and ‘Beit HaLiba’

The ‘Kedem Compound’ was approved following a hearing of objections; the Appeals Committee decided to send ‘Beit HaLiba’ to the Planning and Building Committee for additional discussion Last Wednesday (11...

Tours

Emek Shaveh Tours > Silwan/City of David > Jerusalem’s Green belt (National Gardens)