The Old City

The National Infrastructure Committee Announces Route of Train to Western Wall

The plan’s Implementation will be deleterious to dozens of Palestinian families in Silwan, bolster settler-run tourist routes to the City of David, completely destroy archaeological layers around the Western Wall...

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...

Emergency Conference – the Cable Car to the Old City

You are cordially invited to an emergency conference following approval of the Cable Car Plan. The conference will take place this Thursday, December 19, 2019, at Mishkenot Sha’ananim from 17:00-20:00. 17:00 -18:00...

An Apeal to Stop the Cable Car To The Old City Plan

Leading architects, archaeologists, and other professionals appealed to the High Court of Justice together with “Emek Shaveh” to withdraw the plan to build a Cable Car to the Old City....

The government approved the Cable Car to the Old City

The outgoing government today voted on and approved the plan to build a cable car to the Old City in a move that breaks with all rules of good governance....

Following approval of the cable car by the National Infrastructure Committee:

Emek Shaveh asks Attorney General to prevent transitional government from making a decision on politically motivated project   Yesterday, June 3rd the National Infrastructure Committee (NIC) approved submitting the plan...

Six Feet Under: The Cultural Heritage of Minorities in Jerusalem

Introduction The guiding principle of human rights conventions is that all human beings, regardless of religion, race, or gender, are equal and entitled to the same system of rights. In...

Emek Shaveh’s Public Objections to the Cable Car

The cable car will damage Jerusalem’s Historic Basin. The developers misrepresented the project to the committee and are withholding information from the public Among the signatories: senior archaeologists and architects...

Thirty leading international architects call on the Government of Israel to withdraw from the plan to build a cable car to the Old City and avoid damagingl cultural assets precious to all of humankind  

Signatories include Thom Mayne, Peter Eisenman, Ron Arad, Moshe Safdie and Santiago Calatrava   In an unusual step, a series of leading international architects and architecture scholars have rallied around...