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Civil Administration Approves Construction Plan for Lift at Tomb of the Patriarchs

and Acknowledges that the Civil Administration’s Staff Officer for Archaeology was not Involved in the Planning Process Following pressure from Defence Minister Benny Gantz, the Civil Administration Planning Committee approved...

Farce at the Civil Administration’s Supreme Planning Committee

The committee chairperson at the start of the session on objections to build a lift for the disabled at the Tomb of the Patriarchs in Hebron, said: “We have all...

Update: In Speedy Procedure Civil Administration to Discuss Plan to Build Lift at Tomb of the Patriachs Next Week

Following pressure from the settlers, the Civil Administration Supreme Planning Committee has booked a discussion of the plan at the Subcommittee for Planning and Licensing on July 28th, just two weeks after...

Emek Shaveh and Residents of Hebron Have Submitted an Objection to the Construction of an Elevator for Persons with Disabilities at the Tomb of the Patriarchs in Hebron

The grounds for the objections: The plan was illegally approved  by a transitional government;  The plan is in contravention of international agreements to which Israel is a signatory;  This is an...

Humanitarianism Hebron Style

In February this year, shortly before the third round of elections held within the space of 12 months, the Knesset’s Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee, headed by Gabi Ashkenazi, discussed...

The sanctification of antiquity sites in the Jerusalem section of the ‘Peace to Prosperity’ plan

For the last twenty years, the settlers together with successive right-wing governments have invested efforts in creating a Bible land in Jerusalem.  An examination of the section on Jerusalem’s Historic...

Putting an end to Elad’s religious discrimination at the Gihon Spring

The appeal by Emek Shaveh and the residents of Silwan to the District Court against the Israel Nature and Parks Authority and the Elad Foundation has resulted in a decision...

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...

Release release – Petition: Nature and Parks Authority discriminate against residents of Silwan at the Gihon Spring

On Thursday, October 4, the residents of Silwan and the organization Emek Shaveh filed a petition against the Israeli Nature and Parks Authority (INPA) and the Elad Association. The petition...

High Court hearing of Emek Shaveh petition against Western Wall tunnel excavations

On Thursday, May 17 at 11:30am, the High Court will hear the petition filed by Emek Shaveh via Attorney Itay Mack, demanding a halt to the Western Wall tunnel excavations...