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Alert: Government asked to Approve Tomorrow a Budget of Millions to Settler Led Archaeological-Touristic Projects in Jerusalem’s Historic Basin

Not only the Flag Parade: To honour Jerusalem Day tomorrow the government of Israel is expected to announce a decision to finance stage II of the “Shalem Plan” to the sum...

Alert: High Court Green Lights Jerusalem Cable Car Plan Condemning Historic City to Irreversible Damage

This morning, Sunday, May 15th, the High Court of Justice ruled that the plan to build a cable car in Jerusalem’s historic core can go ahead thus bringing to an end a three-year...

Guide to the Archaeological Sites in East Jerusalem’s Central Business District

Introduction This is a guide to the “Central Business District (CBD) East,” an historically important area in Jerusalem. The district includes four neighborhoods: Sheikh Jarrah, Masoudiya, al-Husseini and Bab a-Zahara....

High Court instructs State to Clarify Position on Cable Car Following Transport Minister’s Opposition to the Plan

In what was slated to be the final High Court hearing today on the controversial cable car project, the High Court has given the state 21 days to explain its...

Acre and Lod  – a Story of Neglect and Discriminatory Conservation

While fear and violence dominate the streets in mixed cities, the construction of the Mosaic Museum in Lod is nearing completion. The museum will be situated on the site of...

The Last Gate

The Struggle Over Damascus Gate in the Old City of Jerusalem After two weeks of violence in Jerusalem, the Israeli police finally backed down and removed the barricades and restrictions...

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...