National Parks

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...

Update: Zeev Elkin – Jerusalem Affairs and Environmental Protection Minister

At the end of July, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu chose to appoint Zeev Elkin as Minister of Environmental Protection. Elkin has been head of the Ministry of Jerusalem Affairs and...

Public celebration of Samuel the prophet turns the Nabi Samuel into an ultra-Orthodox ancient site, while locking in the Palestinian village for three days

Each year, a celebration of Samuel the prophet takes place at Nabi Samuel site North of Jerusalem. For the first time this year, the Palestinian village Nabi Samwil located next...

Update – Kedem Center in Silwan and Davidson Center at the foot of the Temple Mount / Al-Aqsa Compound

 Important Israeli court and building committee decisions were recently delivered regarding efforts by right-wing organization Elad (An Israeli organization promoting Jewish settlement in Silwan that uses archaeology to strengthen Israeli...

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...