Settlers

Press Release – High Court Ruling On Tel Shiloh: Developers Ordered to Provide Court with Basic Plan and to Represent all Historical Periods at the Site

At the court hearing concerning construction at the Tel Shiloh archaeological site in the West Bank on Wednesday, February 15 before Judges Rubinstein, Sohlberg and Barak-Erez, it was ruled that...

Press Release Layers of illegality at the Tel Shiloh archaeological site – High Court hearing

On Wednesday, February 15 the High Court will hear Emek Shaveh’s petition against the plan to build a 11,000 sqm. building at the Tel Shiloh archaeological site in the settlement...

Rise in Infrastructural Work and Excavation Activity at the City of David Archaeological Site in Silwan

In the last months, particularly since September 2016, we have been witness to a wide range of development work at the City of David visitor center, in existing excavation sites...

Tel Rumeida – The Story of a Family

In 2014 an excavation began in Tel Rumeida led by the Israel Antiquities Authority and the University of Ariel in preparation for an archaeological park that would be managed by...

(Under)mining the Status Quo

Ancient sites play an important role in the political struggle over Jerusalem, particularly in the historic basin.  In this short video we describe the organisations engaged in archaeology and how...

Susya – The Displacement of Residents Following the Discovery of an Ancient Synagogue

Introduction The site of ancient Susya is located in the South Hebron Hills region, on a main road linking Maale Dargot in the south and as-Samu, Yatta and al-Karmil in...

Update: Zeev Elkin – Jerusalem Affairs and Environmental Protection Minister

At the end of July, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu chose to appoint Zeev Elkin as Minister of Environmental Protection. Elkin has been head of the Ministry of Jerusalem Affairs and...

Petition to the High Court to stop illegal activity at the ancient site the Biyar Aqueduct and return the property to its owners

July 12, 2016 Residents of the al-Khader village, along with the organizations Emek Shaveh and Yesh Din, petitioned the High Court yesterday (July 11) demanding a court order to stop...

Press Release: Political Pressure led to reconsideration of the Kedem Compound – this time under more favorable conditions to the settlers

On Tuesday, March 22, the National Planning and Building Committee will hold a re-hearing on the ‘Kedem Center,’ to be built near the Old City walls at the entrance to...

Update – Kedem Center in Silwan and Davidson Center at the foot of the Temple Mount / Al-Aqsa Compound

 Important Israeli court and building committee decisions were recently delivered regarding efforts by right-wing organization Elad (An Israeli organization promoting Jewish settlement in Silwan that uses archaeology to strengthen Israeli...