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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....

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...

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...