Legal Petitions

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...

Petition to the High Court of Justice: The State Must Conserve and Allocate Budgets for Non-Jewish Heritage Sites in Israel

Emek Shaveh demanded that criteria be established for budget allocations that may also apply to non-Jewish heritage sites. In response, the Ministry of Jerusalem and Heritage claimed that the Heritage Department is...

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...

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...

Defense Minister Benny Gantz Announces Intention to Expedite Construction of Lift at the Tomb of the Patriarchs in Hebron

Today the Minister of Defence and Alternate Prime Minister Benny Gantz announced that he is working to expedite the construction of a lift for disabled visitors at the Tomb of...

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...

High Court permits the closure of public space in Silwan to prevent violation of the Sabbath and Jewish festivals

Emek Shaveh: The High Court upheld the decision by the Nature and Parks Authority and the Elad Foundation from 2015 to close the gates to what were previously accessible public areas...

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....

Petition to the HCJ: Prevent the Interim Government from Approving the Old City Cable Car Project

“Emek Shaveh”: Approval of the Cable Car by the Interim Government – An Election Grab to Push Through Costly Political Project On June 3, 2019, the National Infrastructure Committee approved...

Following approval of the cable car by the National Infrastructure Committee:

Emek Shaveh asks Attorney General to prevent transitional government from making a decision on politically motivated project   Yesterday, June 3rd the National Infrastructure Committee (NIC) approved submitting the plan...