East Jerusalem

From Territorial Contiguity to Historical Continuity: Asserting Israeli Control through National Parks in East Jerusalem

Introduction The Subcommittee for Objections of the District Planning and Building Committee approved the establishment of the “Mt. Scopus Slopes National Park” on the land of the villages of Issawiyya...

Hinnom Valley/ Wadi Rababa: A socio-political, archeological overview

Location Hinnom Valley/Wadi Rababa is bordered by Mt. Zion on the north and on the west by the Jerusalem Cinematheque.  The Abu-Tur neighborhood lies to one side of the valley,...

Graveyard Metropolis East of Jerusalem’s Old City

Location This document reviews cemeteries located east of Jerusalem’s Old City from the Kidron Valley to the Mount of Olives. The graves, which are part of Jerusalem’s established tourist trail,...

Where Are the Antiquities? National Parks between the Old City of Jerusalem And Area E1

Location of the National Parks The three national parks described in this report form a continuous uninhabited territory stretching from Jerusalem’s Old City walls to the area known as E1....

Archaeology on a Slippery Slope: Elad’s sifting project in Emek Tzurim National Park

Introduction The Temple Mount Sifting Project, sponsored by ELAD and the Israel Nature and Parks Authority, is often portrayed in the media and in popular publications as a vital salvage...

El’ad’s involvement in archaeological sites and projects in East Jerusalem

Introduction Over the past few years, the Israeli-Jewish campaign for control and sovereignty over Palestinian East Jerusalem has been closely tied with the development and operation of several archaeological sites...