Israel Antiquities Authority

Freedom of Information Petition: The Antiquities Authority Must Disclose Information Regarding Conservation Work

For more than a year, the Antiquities Authority has refused to submit information regarding conservation work it had carried out between 2013- 2019.  *  Information about sites which have undergone...

For the First Time in 35 Years: Expropriation Orders for Antiquity Sites in the West Bank

The Civil Administration has issued expropriation orders for the antiquity sites Deir Sam’an and Deir Kala’, northwest of Ramallah. Both sites are located on privately-owned Palestinian property and next to settlements. The expropriation...

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...

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...

The Israel Antiquities Authority file libel suit against ‘Emek Shaveh’ following a Facebook post

In the Facebook post, Emek Shaveh claimed that the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) committed to releasing the archaeological site at Tel Motza for construction in exchange for covering the Authority’s...

The Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) threatens libel suit against Emek Shaveh, carrying punishment of imprisonment for its members of staff, following Facebook post

In a Facebook post, Emek Shaveh claimed that the IAA had committed to releasing the Tel Motza site for development, regardless of the findings of the archaeological dig. Emek Shaveh: we...