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The High Court Issues Order Nisi Against State for Cable Car to Jerusalem’s Old City

The order includes 5 clauses which pose serious legal challenges for the developers (the State). The order suggests that the court has recognized the position of Emek Shaveh and other organizations regarding the irregular planning and...

Ancient Sites Recruited in Battle Over Area C

Summary of Developments in 2020  To download as a PDF click here   Over the last few years, we’ve been witnessing an organized campaign by the settlers focusing on what...

Selective Conservation: Policy and Funding for Minority Heritage Sites in Israel

Introduction This report examines the difference in conservation approaches for heritage sites identified with Jewish heritage  as opposed to  conservation of heritage sites identified with minority cultures in Israel. The...

The Debate Over “King David’s Palace”

The Case of the Large Stone Structure at the City of David The site known as “The City of David” is the location of ancient Jerusalem and one of the...

Judges Demand Proof Jerusalem Cable Car will Substantially Advance Tourism

Following the High Court of Justice hearing on June 29th, the judges yesterday asked the State to provide proof that the cable car project would promote tourism. If the State fails to...

State announces it will dismantle illegal construction at Nabi Aner following nullification of Regularization Law

In the wake of the nullification of the law to regularize the settlements, and following a petition by Palestinian landowners: The state announces that it will demolish illegal construction at...

Press Release – The Cable Car to the Old City Reaches the High Court of Justice

On Monday, June 29 at 9am, the High Court of Justice will consider the legality of the approval process for the cable car. Emek Shaveh and experts have argued in a public...

Shalem Plan Overview – The Plan to Reveal Ancient Jerusalem

To Download as a PDF click here Introduction Each year, the Israeli government marks Jerusalem Day through a festive government meeting at a select site in the city. On May...

Fissures and Cracks – Damage to homes in the Wadi Hilweh neighborhood of Silwan

  Introduction For over a decade, Palestinian residents of the neighborhood of Wadi Hilweh in Silwan have reported damage to their homes. Almost all the complaints come from families living...

In the shadow of the coronavirus crisis, the Nature and Parks Authority is carrying out development work in the Ben Hinnom Valley in areas that are the subject of legal proceedings

In June, the Jerusalem Municipality issued public gardening orders for private land owned by Palestinians for the purpose of development work near the Elad Foundation’s café in Abu Tor.  The...