Nature and Parks Authority

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...

Israel Antiquities Authority shares map for non-existent national park in Area C

Last week the Director General of the Israel Antiquities Authority Eli Eskosido publicized the  map below on his telegram channel with the title “Welcome to the Hasmonean Palaces National Park” featuring...

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: 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...

The Debate Over “King David’s Palace”

The Case of the Large Stone Structure at the City of David The site known as “The City of David” is the location of ancient Jerusalem and one of the...

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...

In the shadow of the coronavirus crisis, the Nature and Parks Authority is carrying out development work in the Ben Hinnom Valley in areas that are the subject of legal proceedings

In June, the Jerusalem Municipality issued public gardening orders for private land owned by Palestinians for the purpose of development work near the Elad Foundation’s café in Abu Tor.  The...

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...