Western Wall plaza

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...

Press Release – The Israel Antiquities Authority’s plan to excavate beneath Silwan, all the way to the Western Wall Plaza

On Sunday, May 28 the Israel Antiquities Authority presented the “Shalem Plan” the purpose of which is to conduct extensive underground excavations from Silwan  to the Western Wall Plaza. The...

The UNESCO resolution on Jerusalem – balanced and necessary. But weak European support indicates Israeli steps towards annexation of East Jerusalem

UNESCO’s decision on Jerusalem yesterday is one of the best, most just and most long-awaited by the organization. On the other hand, it is a great success for Netanyahu whose...

Court Petition: Western Wall Tunnels a Holy Site for Christians, Muslims

The High Court of Justice has agreed to hear a petition asking why the Western Wall Tunnels have been declared a holy site for Jews and not for Muslims 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...

Press release: Emek Shaveh’s response to UNESCO’s Executive Board’s decision on Palestine (Executive Board 199th session)

In response to UNESCO’s Executive Board’s decision on Palestine from last week (Executive Board 199th session on Occupied Palestine) we would like to say the following: We regret that in...