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New Report Exposes Inequality in Jerusalem “Holy Place” Designations

NIF grantee Emek Shaveh recently published a new report entitled, “Selectively Sacred: Holy Sites in Jerusalem and its Environs.” The report exposes the ambiguity and confusion around what legally constitutes...

Annexing Archaeology: Will UNESCO take on Israel?

Palestinians to announce a list of heritage sites in urgent need of protection from Israeli violations By Jonathan Cook, Aljazeera http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2016/05/annexing-archaeology-unesco-israel-160519051718915.html

Group challenges plan to move archaeological relics from East Jerusalem

Leftist NGO petitions High Court, claiming transfer of artifacts to new building in western part of Jerusalem is in violation of international law By Nir Hasson, Haaretz http://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium-1.718216

Left-wing NGO petitions High Court over Rockefeller museum artifacts transfer

Emek Shaveh, a left-wing NGO O that aims protect ancient sites as a public asset, petitioned the High Court of Justice on Wednesday to prevent the pending transfer of east Jerusalem’s...

Antiquities Authority refutes NGO’s Rockefeller Museum transfer accusations

The Antiquities Authority on Thursday refuted claims by left-wing NGO Emek Shaveh that it plans to transfer east Jerusalem’s Rockefeller Museum’s library and rare relics to the western portion of the...

Jerusalem Dig Uncovers Ancient Greek Citadel

Israeli archaeologists have uncovered the remnants of an impressive fort built more than two thousand years ago by Greeks in the center of old Jerusalem. The ruins are the first...

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...

Press Release: Decision to Approve Elad’s “Kedem Compound” Plan in Silwan Awakens Fear of Extreme Politicization of Planning and Building Institutions

The decision of the National Planning and Building Council made public just a few hours ago, to approve construction of the Kedem Compound on an area of some 15,000 sq....

Press Release: Political Pressure led to reconsideration of the Kedem Compound – this time under more favorable conditions to the settlers

On Tuesday, March 22, the National Planning and Building Committee will hold a re-hearing on the ‘Kedem Center,’ to be built near the Old City walls at the entrance to...

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...