Historic Basin

Press Release – Elad’s Kedem Center in Silwan was approved by all the planning committees

Last Friday, July 14, a notice appeared in the media announcing the approval of plans for the Kedem Center due to be built at the entrance to Silwan, across the...

Position Paper – In the Air and Underground – the Jerusalem Cable Car Project and its potential impact on the Historic Basin

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 Silwan\City of...

Panel Discussion – the Old City after 1967

Marking 50 years since Israel occupied East Jerusalem, Emek Shaveh and the Journal of Arts, Culture and Society, Erev Rav, invite the public to a panel discussion with four of...

Infographic – Jerusalem Facts Underground

How Israel is using antiquates to preempt a territorial compromise in Jerusalem’s Historic Basin. “Facts Underground” charts the political struggle over Jerusalem’s Historic Basin from 1995 to 2017. This animated...

Press Release High Court decision on the religious status of Western Wall tunnels

A hearing was held on Wednesday, March 22 following Emek Shaveh’s petition to regulate the sanctity of the “Western Wall tunnels.” Judges Rubinstein, Meltzer and Baron decided to reject the...

Conference: Heritage, Politics and Everything In-between: UNESCO in Israel and Jerusalem

Open invitation: Tuesday, March 28, 2017, 6:00pm The Van Leer Jerusalem Institute Greetings: Dr. Abigail Jacobson, The Van Leer Jerusalem Institute Yonathan Mizrachi, Emek Shaveh   Chairperson: Dr. Leah Shamir...

Press release – How many Ritual Baths(Mikveh) does the Old City need? And why are there so many routes to Temple Mount?

On Thursday, February 9, Jerusalem heritage minister Ze’ev Elkin and mayor Nir Barakat will inaugurate the new “Ritual Baths Trail” which was prepared as part of the Davidson Center, at the...

Rise in Infrastructural Work and Excavation Activity at the City of David Archaeological Site in Silwan

In the last months, particularly since September 2016, we have been witness to a wide range of development work at the City of David visitor center, in existing excavation sites...