Objection to Building Plan

Press release: Discussion of Objection to Tel Shiloh (Khirbet Seilun) Development Plan

On Monday August 11, the objections subcommittee of the Civil Administration’s Planning and Building Committee will hold a discussion of the 11,000 sq. meter tourism center planned in the Tel...

Update: New Master Plan for Tel Shiloh

A master plan for an 11,000 sq. meter tourism center in the Tel Shiloh archaeological site was submitted in March 2014 to the Planning & Building Committee of the Civil...

Press release: Tourist Center at the “Spring House” Beit HaMaayan

The Elad organization has recently (January 2014) deposited plans for construction of the tourist compound above the Spring House in the Village of Silwan (City of David).[1] The plans include...

Another Future: Conservation of Antiquities Sites – Suggestions towards a Partial Solution of Jerusalem’s Political Problems

Were we to reduce the political conflict in Jerusalem to a single issue, we might say that it lays mainly on sovereignty in the so-called “historical (holy) basin” of the...

The government has decided to build the “Kedem Compound” in Silwan

The government is going ahead with plans to build the “Kedem Compound” on the site of the “Givati Parking Lot” excavations, at the entrance to the village of Silwan, and...

Video: Jerusalem’s Kedem Center from a resident’s point of view

Ahmed Qara’in, a resident of Silwan and a neighbor of the excavation site known as the Givati parking lot, explains why the ‘Kedem Compound’, which is currently being promoted by...

The Mamilla Cemetery in West Jerusalem: A Heritage Site at the Crossroads of Politics and Real Estate

Location and Significance The Mamilla neighborhood is situated west of the Old City of Jerusalem, across from the Jaffa Gate/Bab Al-Kahlil.  It was built along one of the tributaries of...

Nabi Samwil – A Village Trapped in a National Park

Introduction The Nabi Samuel National Park is one of the largest national parks in the West Bank. The antiquities site and religious center located on the grounds have become a...