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The government approved the Cable Car to the Old City

The outgoing government today voted on and approved the plan to build a cable car to the Old City in a move that breaks with all rules of good governance....

The Jerusalem Cable Car Plan According to International Law

To Download the document as PDF click here The Jerusalem Cable Car Plan According to International Law/ Eitay Mack Background on the cable car plan The explanation in the minutes...

The Expected Presence of the American Ambassador at the Dedication Ceremony for the “Pilgrims’ Road” in Silwan will be the closest the US will have come to date to recognizing Israeli sovereignty over the Old City Basin

On Sunday an inauguration ceremony will be held for “Pilgrims’ Road” in Silwan.  The United States Ambassador to Israel, David Friedman, the White House envoy to the Middle East, Special...

Six Feet Under: The Cultural Heritage of Minorities in Jerusalem

Introduction The guiding principle of human rights conventions is that all human beings, regardless of religion, race, or gender, are equal and entitled to the same system of rights. In...

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...

Wall from Early Islamic Period Prevents Continued Excavation of Tunnel between Silwan and the Old City

Over the past three years, the Israel Antiquities Authority has been excavating a tunnel along the route of an ancient street that was dated by the excavators to the Byzantine...

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...

The Cable Car to Jerusalem’s Old City: Who Gains and Who Loses?

Please press here to download  position paper cable car to old city as PDF Background On Monday, October 29, 2018, the National Infrastructure Committee (NIC) approved the submission of the cable car...

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...