Resident’s Rights

The Palestinian–Israeli Draft Agreement on Archaeological Heritage: Restarting Discussion on Jerusalem’s Historic Sites

Introduction This document proposes a management plan for ancient sites in Jerusalem’s Historic Basin. The cooperation of Israelis and Palestinians in this effort is seen as a means to strengthen...

Press Release: Interim conclusions from the discussion of the objections to the development plans of Tel Shiloh (Khirbet Seilun)

On Monday, August 11 a hearing was held by the planning committee of the Civil Administration regarding a program to build a tourism center at the archaeological site of Tel...

Kedem Compound in Silwan—Appeal to the National Council

As we recall, the Regional Committee approved the plan for the Kedem Compound  to be built at the entrance to the village of Silwan and across from the Old City...

Public discussion: The Future of Jerusalem’s Past

In cooperation with the Van Leer Jerusalem Institute, Emek Shaveh held a conference in June 2014 on the subject “The Future of Jerusalem’s Past: Management of Ancient Sites in the...

Update—‘Kedem Compound’ and ‘Beit HaLiba’

The ‘Kedem Compound’ was approved following a hearing of objections; the Appeals Committee decided to send ‘Beit HaLiba’ to the Planning and Building Committee for additional discussion Last Wednesday (11...

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...

Update: The Archaeological Excavations in Tel Rumeida, Hebron

Since January 2014 the Israeli Antiquities Authority has been conducting an archaeological excavation in Tel Rumeida in Hebron.[1] In the first month, the excavation took place in an area known...

From Territorial Contiguity to Historical Continuity: Asserting Israeli Control through National Parks in East Jerusalem

Introduction The Subcommittee for Objections of the District Planning and Building Committee approved the establishment of the “Mt. Scopus Slopes National Park” on the land of the villages of Issawiyya...

Silwan: Collapses near the archaeological excavations

The snowstorm that hit Jerusalem last week caused collapses and severe damage  in areas near and above some of the archaeological  excavations taking place in the village of Silwan. Collapses...

Update: How the decision was made to declare the Mount Scopus Slopes a National Park

On Thursday, November 14, 2013, the Jerusalem Regional Planning and Building Opposition Sub-Committee decided to establish a national park to span approximately 160 acres between the villages of ‘Issawiyya and...