Temple Mount

The sanctification of antiquity sites in the Jerusalem section of the ‘Peace to Prosperity’ plan

For the last twenty years, the settlers together with successive right-wing governments have invested efforts in creating a Bible land in Jerusalem.  An examination of the section on Jerusalem’s Historic...

Historic Jerusalem – Challenges and Proposals for Interim Steps

Introduction This document deals with the role of archaeology and tourism in reshaping the identity of Jerusalem’s Historic Basin, and the implications for the dispute over sovereignty. In the past...

Why are stones falling off the Western Wall?

Who does the stone belong to, Israel or the Islamic Waqf? And what does all this have to do with the status quo at the Temple Mount/Haram a-Sharif? On Monday,...

High Court hearing of Emek Shaveh petition against Western Wall tunnel excavations

On Thursday, May 17 at 11:30am, the High Court will hear the petition filed by Emek Shaveh via Attorney Itay Mack, demanding a halt to the Western Wall tunnel excavations...

Government Ministries Officially Promote the Temple Mount Movement

Last week the Minister of Culture and Sport Miri Regev along with the Minister for Jerusalem Affairs and Heritage Ze’ev Elkin published a tender calling for candidates to submit proposals...

Update: Unprecedented Speed of Development in Jerusalem’s Historic Basin

To view PDF please click link: Biannual update – Unprecedented Speed of Development in Jerusalem’s Historic Basin   The cable car to the Old City   In a meeting in May...

The UNESCO resolution on Jerusalem – balanced and necessary. But weak European support indicates Israeli steps towards annexation of East Jerusalem

UNESCO’s decision on Jerusalem yesterday is one of the best, most just and most long-awaited by the organization. On the other hand, it is a great success for Netanyahu whose...

Infographic – Jerusalem Facts Underground

How Israel is using antiquates to preempt a territorial compromise in Jerusalem’s Historic Basin. “Facts Underground” charts the political struggle over Jerusalem’s Historic Basin from 1995 to 2017. This animated...

The Temple Mount/Haram al-Sharif – Archaeology in a Political Context

Who controls the temple mount? Introduction Immediately after the 1967 War, Israel’s then Defense Minister Moshe Dayan declared that the Islamic Waqf would retain their authority over the Temple Mount/Haram al-Sharif...