Givati Parking lot

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...

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

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...

Prominent archaeologists object to the “Kedem Compound” plan and to construction on ancient ruins opposite the walls of Jerusalem’s Old City

A group of prominent archaeologists from various universities, joined by Emek Shaveh and residents of the village of Silwan, have submitted an objection to the “Kedem Compound” (“The Bible Compound”)...

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...

Video: Jerusalem’s Kedem Center from a resident’s point of view

Ahmed Qara’in, a resident of Silwan and a neighbor of the excavation site known as the Givati parking lot, explains why the ‘Kedem Compound’, which is currently being promoted by...

Underground Jerusalem: The excavation of tunnels, channels, and underground spaces in the Historic Basin

Introduction The tunnels being dug in the Old City and in the adjacent Palestinian village of Silwan have reached the headlines once again. In the four years since 2007, the...