The Old City

High Court Petition: The Jerusalem Planning and Building Committee will hear objections to Beit Haliba

September 2, 2015 Emek Shaveh submitted an objection to the construction of ‘Beit Haliba’ at the Western Wall (No. 8 on map). We claim that the building will harm the...

Tourism and Sacred Sites: The Davidson Center, the Archaeological Park and the corner of the Western Wall

Introduction Following the 1967 war and the destruction of the Mughrabi quarter, the Western Wall was informally split into two sections separated by the Mughrabi Bridge. To the north, the...

Update Paper: The new government’s resolutions on Jerusalem, the place of archeology in these plans, and ministerial responsibility for the Israel Antiquities Authority

At its second session, the new government (the 34th government of Israel, headed by Netanyahu) has taken a number of decisions to strengthen Jerusalem’s economy and its status as the...

International guidelines for protection, development, management, presentation and interpretation of historic cities/cultural heritage sites

Download the full report as PDF  Contents Introduction International regulations concerning cultural heritage UNESCO Conventions UNESCO General Assembly Recommendations Charters – ICOMOS and ICCROM International conventions and guidelines concerning archaeology,...

Press Release: Petition to transfer management of Silwan-Western Wall tunnel from Elad to the State

Emek Shaveh has petitioned the High Court (On April 12), asking that the State take over the management of the tunnel that connects the village of Silwan and the Western...

The 2015 Elections and the Political Struggle over the Temple Mount, Silwan and Jerusalem’s Old City

The next Knesset will be comprised of a right-wing and ultra-Orthodox majority. However, the weakening of far-right elements and their removal from the Likud list of MKs is of great...

Antiquities in the Basement: Ideology and Real Estate at the Expense of Archaeology In Jerusalem’s Old City

Introduction The present volume is a series of abstracts based on longer reports by Emek Shaveh which draw on internal documents of the Israel Antiquities Authority (henceforth: IAA),[1] obtained under...

Public Discussion: Preserving Antiquities in Holy Places – The Temple Mount and its surroundings as a case study

 Emek Shaveh in cooperation with the Van leer Institute in Jerusalem invites you to a Public Discussion to be held on Thursday, 15 January 2015, 7pm, at the Van Leer Institute...

UNESCO’s latest decisions on Jerusalem – November 2014 update

In, 2010, UNESCO decided to send a joint World Heritage Centre/ICCROM/ICOMOS[1] reactive monitoring mission to Jerusalem, in order to report on the progress of UNESCO’s Action Plan for the Safeguarding...