Historic Basin

Hinnom Valley Monitoring Report – The City of David Expanded

Download as a PDF   Executive Summary Over the past twenty-five years consecutive Israeli governments have worked in cooperation with right-wing organizations to create a biblical theme park in Jerusalem’s...

Cornerstone laid for Suspension Bridge over Valley of Hinnom and conflictual Olive Harvest in the Valley

On Thursday 6th of October, a cornerstone was set for the pedestrian bridge over the Valley of Hinnom/Wadi Rababa in Jerusalem. It was officiated by Minister of Jerusalem Affairs and...

Biannual Summary of Developments:

Introduction: In the first eight months of 2022, new historic sites in East Jerusalem and the West Bank emerged as conflict zones as settlers and government bodies seized land or...

Elad Settlers take over Parking Lot and Access Road in Wadi Rababa Neighborhood of Silwan 

* Settlers of the Elad Foundation received the right to develop the Sambuski Cemetery in the Hinnom Valley adjacent to the Wadi Rababa neighborhood in Silwan * In the past...

Alert: Government asked to Approve Tomorrow a Budget of Millions to Settler Led Archaeological-Touristic Projects in Jerusalem’s Historic Basin

Not only the Flag Parade: To honour Jerusalem Day tomorrow the government of Israel is expected to announce a decision to finance stage II of the “Shalem Plan” to the sum...

Alert: High Court Green Lights Jerusalem Cable Car Plan Condemning Historic City to Irreversible Damage

This morning, Sunday, May 15th, the High Court of Justice ruled that the plan to build a cable car in Jerusalem’s historic core can go ahead thus bringing to an end a three-year...

High Court instructs State to Clarify Position on Cable Car Following Transport Minister’s Opposition to the Plan

In what was slated to be the final High Court hearing today on the controversial cable car project, the High Court has given the state 21 days to explain its...

The Valley of Hinnom

Trees and Flowerbeds in the Political Struggle over East Jerusalem   Preface This paper focuses on the recent wave of touristic development in the Valley of Hinnom in Jerusalem jointly...

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...