Salvage excavations in the West Bank- (almost entirely) for the benefit of the settlers

Salvage excavations in the West Bank- (almost entirely) for the benefit of the settlers

Press Release

A new report by Emek Shaveh reveals that almost all Civil Administration development work in 2007—2014 in the West Bank was done to benefit the settlers. The report based on Freedom of Information Requests regarding excavation permits issued by the […]

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Archaeological-political tours

Details and registration to the coming tours to Silwan/City of David or the National Parks (The Green Belt) in East Jerusalem. Emek Shaveh’s archaeological tour in the Village of Silwan and at City of David aims to expose the cultural wealth of the […]

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Court petition demands a halt to Western Wall Tunnels excavations

Court petition demands a halt to Western Wall Tunnels excavations

High Court petition

Emek Shaveh submitted a petition to the High Court of Justice today (June 26, 2017) demanding that the Israel Antiquities Authority be instructed to cease excavations and other archaeological work within the Western Wall Tunnels until a ministerial […]

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Facts Underground: How Israel is using antiquities to preempt a territorial compromise in Jerusalem's Historic Basin.

Facts Underground: How Israel is using antiquities to preempt a territorial compromise in Jerusalem's Historic Basin.

Reshaping historic Jerusalem

"Facts Underground" charts the political struggle over Jerusalem's Historic Basin from 1995 to 2017. This animated infographic focuses on the main organizations shaping the political landscape of the OId City and the village of Silwan/City of David. […]

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The Jerusalem Cable Car Project and its potential impact on the Historic Basin

The Jerusalem Cable Car Project and its potential impact on the Historic Basin

Position Paper

During a government meeting on Jerusalem Day (28 May 2017), the ministers approved the plan to build a cable car that would transport tourists from West Jerusalem to SilwanCity of David and the Western Wall area. For the first phase of the project, […]

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Emek Shaveh is an Israeli NGO working to prevent the politicization of archaeology in the context of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

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