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Press release: Israeli government decides not to build separation wall through Battir village – Role of UNESCO and Jewish Home Party

After Battir lands were declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in June 2014, the Israeli High Court asked the government to decide on the separation wall’s route in the...

Press Release: Construction of New Temporary Ramp beside Mughrabi Ramp

In recent weeks, Israeli authorities started to build a new temporary ramp next to the existing one. As seen in the following images, it appears that the new ramp is...

Press Release: Interim conclusions from the discussion of the objections to the development plans of Tel Shiloh (Khirbet Seilun)

On Monday, August 11 a hearing was held by the planning committee of the Civil Administration regarding a program to build a tourism center at the archaeological site of Tel...

Press release: Discussion of Objection to Tel Shiloh (Khirbet Seilun) Development Plan

On Monday August 11, the objections subcommittee of the Civil Administration’s Planning and Building Committee will hold a discussion of the 11,000 sq. meter tourism center planned in the Tel...

Kedem Compound in Silwan—Appeal to the National Council

As we recall, the Regional Committee approved the plan for the Kedem Compound  to be built at the entrance to the village of Silwan and across from the Old City...

Update—‘Kedem Compound’ and ‘Beit HaLiba’

The ‘Kedem Compound’ was approved following a hearing of objections; the Appeals Committee decided to send ‘Beit HaLiba’ to the Planning and Building Committee for additional discussion Last Wednesday (11...

The Opening of Underground Area in the Old City is Clear Example of Archaeology serving Political Goals

On Sunday, June 1 2014, an educational visitors’ center is opening in an underground site from the 14th century in the Muslim Quarter. The site will be inaugurated by the...

Update: New Master Plan for Tel Shiloh

A master plan for an 11,000 sq. meter tourism center in the Tel Shiloh archaeological site was submitted in March 2014 to the Planning & Building Committee of the Civil...

Update: The Archaeological Excavations in Tel Rumeida, Hebron

Since January 2014 the Israeli Antiquities Authority has been conducting an archaeological excavation in Tel Rumeida in Hebron.[1] In the first month, the excavation took place in an area known...

Press release: Israel Nature and Parks Authority is Cooperating with Elad Foundation in take-over of site holy to Christians, Jews and Muslims

About two months ago the Elad Foundation, in cooperation with the Israel Nature and Parks Authority, put forth a plan to establish a tourism center named ‘Ha-Gihon Spring’ in Silwan...