Historic Basin

The Last Gate

The Struggle Over Damascus Gate in the Old City of Jerusalem After two weeks of violence in Jerusalem, the Israeli police finally backed down and removed the barricades and restrictions...

The Threat of Mass Palestinian Displacement in East Jerusalem

Action Alert – Emek Shaveh, Ir Amim and Peace Now, April 2021 Download as a PDF Since the beginning of 2020, the Israeli courts authorized the evictions of 36 Palestinian...

The High Court Issues Order Nisi Against State for Cable Car to Jerusalem’s Old City

The order includes 5 clauses which pose serious legal challenges for the developers (the State). The order suggests that the court has recognized the position of Emek Shaveh and other organizations regarding the irregular planning and...

Cable Car land expropriations of 10,000 sqm. on Jerusalem committee’s agenda

The Jerusalem Municipality’s local planning committee is slated to discuss this week the expropriation of over 10,000 sqm. of private property in areas situated along the route of the planned cable...

Judges Demand Proof Jerusalem Cable Car will Substantially Advance Tourism

Following the High Court of Justice hearing on June 29th, the judges yesterday asked the State to provide proof that the cable car project would promote tourism. If the State fails to...

Press Release – The Cable Car to the Old City Reaches the High Court of Justice

On Monday, June 29 at 9am, the High Court of Justice will consider the legality of the approval process for the cable car. Emek Shaveh and experts have argued in a public...

Shalem Plan Overview – The Plan to Reveal Ancient Jerusalem

To Download as a PDF click here Introduction Each year, the Israeli government marks Jerusalem Day through a festive government meeting at a select site in the city. On May...

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...

In the shadow of the coronavirus crisis, the Nature and Parks Authority is carrying out development work in the Ben Hinnom Valley in areas that are the subject of legal proceedings

In June, the Jerusalem Municipality issued public gardening orders for private land owned by Palestinians for the purpose of development work near the Elad Foundation’s café in Abu Tor.  The...