Publications

Rise in Infrastructural Work and Excavation Activity at the City of David Archaeological Site in Silwan

In the last months, particularly since September 2016, we have been witness to a wide range of development work at the City of David visitor center, in existing excavation sites...

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...

Emek Shaveh’s Response to UNESCO Executive Board 200 decision

Emek Shaveh’s Response to UNESCO Executive Board 200 decision

  In response to UNESCO’s Executive Board’s decision on Palestine in the (Executive Board 200 session on Occupied Palestine) we would like to say the following:   In the last year...

Hidden Heritage: A Guide to the Mamilla Cemetery, Jerusalem

Contents Why did we write a guide on Mamilla?. 2 The Mamilla Cemetery and Modern Jerusalem’s Urban Landscape from an Archaeological-Critical Perspective   3 Map. 4 Station 1: The southwest entrance...

Survery shows Palestinian residents of East Jerusalem experience the archaeological activities as a tool to undermine Jerusalem’s national and religious identity

July, 2016   Survey shows Palestinian residents of East Jerusalem experience the archaeological activities as a tool to undermine Jerusalem’s national and religious identity   Issues of identity, religion and...

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...

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...

Selectively Sacred: Holy Sites in Jerusalem and its Environs

Introduction In this document, we examine how the Israeli government authorities and legal system address the issue of holy places. The government, legal and judicial authorities in Israel attempt to...

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...