Salvage Excavations

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

  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...

Video – How to Protect Your Rights when Antiquities are Discovered on Your Property

Almost all excavations in the West Bank uncover archaeological remains. The discovery of antiquities on private land is perceived by landowners (farmers or other individuals who wish to develop their...

How to Protect Your Rights when Antiquities are Discovered on Your Property: Fact Sheet for Landowners

Almost all excavations in the West Bank uncover archaeological remains. The discovery of antiquities on private land is perceived by landowners (farmers or other individuals who wish to develop their...

Susya – The Displacement of Residents Following the Discovery of an Ancient Synagogue

Introduction The site of ancient Susya is located in the South Hebron Hills region, on a main road linking Maale Dargot in the south and as-Samu, Yatta and al-Karmil in...

A tourist site dedicated to the Jewish people’s longing for Jerusalem was launched in the Old City’s Muslim Quarter in a 14th century structure from the Mamluk period

A tourist site dedicated to the ascendance of Jewish people to Jerusalem throughout the generations appeared recently in the media. The first tourist site of its kind, it is called...

Guiding Principles for a Jerusalem Antiquities Master Plan – Proposed Policy Paper

Why is There a Need for an Antiquities Master Plan? Over the past decade and a half, Israel has been creating a reality in Jerusalem’s Historic Basin that is designed...

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...

Two High Court Petitions in case of Tel Shiloh against settlers’ management of archaeological site and construction of a tourism complex

Press Release October 11, 2015 Emek Shaveh petitioned the High Court after the Planning Commission of Judea and Samaria approved the construction a 11,000 square meter tourism complex within Tel...

Tourism and Sacred Sites: The Davidson Center, the Archaeological Park and the corner of the Western Wall

Introduction Following the 1967 war and the destruction of the Mughrabi quarter, the Western Wall was informally split into two sections separated by the Mughrabi Bridge. To the north, the...