The Old City

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...

“Emek Shaveh” Requests the Company for the Reconstruction and Development of the Jewish Quarter to Consider Opening the “Nea Church” to the Public

The Nea is one of the most important archaeological sites in the Jewish Quarter, yet it has remained neglected and closed to the general public for over 40 years. Recently,...

a Freedom of Information Request to expose Reports of the Cable Car was filed

A request under the Freedom of Information Law was filed to the District Court on Tuesday, January 29, 2019, after the Jerusalem Development Authority refused to provide information regarding the...

Cable Car Plan for Old City of Jerusalem Submitted for objections

After a protracted public struggle, and despite widespread criticism by planning organizations, the cable car plan was submitted Monday, January 28th, 2019 for reservations and objections by the district committees...

The Cable Car to Jerusalem’s Old City: Who Gains and Who Loses?

Please press here to download  position paper cable car to old city as PDF Background On Monday, October 29, 2018, the National Infrastructure Committee (NIC) approved the submission of the cable car...

Archaeology and Politics in Jerusalem’s Historic Basin 2018

Annual Report – 2018 2018 has seen record levels of government investment in archaeological tourism ventures in Jerusalem’s Historic Basin. New projects, such as the cable car from West Jerusalem...

The Little Kotel in the Muslim Quarter, Ateret Cohanim and Hanukkah

During the festival of Hanukkah this past week, the settler group, Ateret Cohanim, held several candle-lighting ceremonies at the Little Western Wall (the Kotel Ha’Katan) in the presence of various...

Update – The National Infrastructure Committee (NIC) Approved Submitting the Jerusalem Cable Car Plan for Objections

Despite widespread criticism by planning organizations and a petition against the cable car signed by dozens of senior professionals, the National Infrastructure Committee (NIC) decided on Monday, October 29, to...