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Emek Shaveh’s Public Objections to the Cable Car

The cable car will damage Jerusalem’s Historic Basin. The developers misrepresented the project to the committee and are withholding information from the public Among the signatories: senior archaeologists and architects...

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...

Cable Car Plan for Old City of Jerusalem Submitted for objections

After a protracted public struggle, and despite widespread criticism by planning organizations, the cable car plan was submitted Monday, January 28th, 2019 for reservations and objections by the district committees...

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...

Promoters to Submit Cable Car Plan for the Old City

Following the government’s decisions to promote the construction of a cable car system from West Jerusalem to the Silwan neighborhood in East Jerusalem, the promoters will soon submit the plan...

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...

Update: Jerusalem Municipality Announces Taking possession of 60 dunams of Private Land in Silwan and Abu Tor for Gardening Purposes

Recently the Jerusalem Municipality announced that it issued gardening orders on 27 plots in Silwan and Abu Tor consisting of approximately 60 dunams.  According to the law, the municipality can...

The cable car to Jerusalem Old City

The plan to construct a cable car linking West Jerusalem to the Old City that will carry 73 cars and 3000 visitors per hour will alter the ancient city’s skyline...