The Old City

Panel Discussion – the Old City after 1967

Marking 50 years since Israel occupied East Jerusalem, Emek Shaveh and the Journal of Arts, Culture and Society, Erev Rav, invite the public to a panel discussion with four of...

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...

Press Release High Court decision on the religious status of Western Wall tunnels

A hearing was held on Wednesday, March 22 following Emek Shaveh’s petition to regulate the sanctity of the “Western Wall tunnels.” Judges Rubinstein, Meltzer and Baron decided to reject the...

Press Release High Court hearing the religious status of the Western Wall tunnels

On Wednesday, March 22, the High Court of Justice will hear Emek Shaveh’s petition against the Minister of Religious Services concerning the sanctity of the Western Wall tunnels running underneath...

Conference: Heritage, Politics and Everything In-between: UNESCO in Israel and Jerusalem

Open invitation: Tuesday, March 28, 2017, 6:00pm The Van Leer Jerusalem Institute Greetings: Dr. Abigail Jacobson, The Van Leer Jerusalem Institute Yonathan Mizrachi, Emek Shaveh   Chairperson: Dr. Leah Shamir...

Press release – How many Ritual Baths(Mikveh) does the Old City need? And why are there so many routes to Temple Mount?

On Thursday, February 9, Jerusalem heritage minister Ze’ev Elkin and mayor Nir Barakat will inaugurate the new “Ritual Baths Trail” which was prepared as part of the Davidson Center, at the...

High Court Petition to regulate the religious status of the Western Wall tunnels

This morning (Monday, December 5) Emek Shaveh submitted a petition to the High Court of Justice against the Minister of Religious Services concerning the sanctity of the Western Wall tunnels...

How Archaeology Became an Israeli-Palestinian Battleground

A controversial Unesco vote and new finds in Jerusalem highlight the struggle over the past and future of a divided Holy Land Ilan Ben Zion, 4 November 2016 Archaeology has...