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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...

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...

How to protect your land when it is a declared national park

Living in a national park is no picnic. Although the animals, plants and archaeology are well looked after, the people who live there or own the land are not. Anyone...

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...

The Temple Mount/Haram al-Sharif – Archaeology in a Political Context

Introduction Immediately after the 1967 War, Israel’s then Defense Minister Moshe Dayan declared that the Islamic Waqf would retain their authority over the Temple Mount/Haram al-Sharif compound. This statement and...

(Under)mining the Status Quo

Ancient sites play an important role in the political struggle over Jerusalem, particularly in the historic basin.  In this short video we describe the organisations engaged in archaeology and how...

Underground Jerusalem: The excavation of tunnels, channels, and underground spaces in the Historic Basin

Introduction The majority of the area of the Old City is densely built. As a result, there are very few open spaces in which archaeological excavations can be undertaken. From...

Update: new developments in the antiquity sites in Silwan, the area surrounding the Temple Mount/Haram al-Sharif and in Hebron

In the past few weeks right wing settler NGOs have taken over new areas in Silwan/City of David, at the Davidson Center adjacent to the Temple Mount/Haram al-Sharif, and in...

Update: The Nature and Parks Authority has resumed fencing the Muslim cemetery Bab el-Rahmeh, east of Temple Mount

This morning (Wednesday, September 2) inspectors of the INPA (Nature and Parks Authority), accompanied by security personnel, continue fencing the cemetery Bab al-Rahmeh, adjacent to the Temple Mount / Haram...