Nature and Parks Authority

Release release – Petition: Nature and Parks Authority discriminate against residents of Silwan at the Gihon Spring

On Thursday, October 4, the residents of Silwan and the organization Emek Shaveh filed a petition against the Israeli Nature and Parks Authority (INPA) and the Elad Association. The petition...

Knesset Committee approves draft bill to allow construction in the City of David/Silwan

On the 4th July the Knesset Interior and Environment Committee passed a proposal for a bill promoted by the Elad Foundation which would enable construction within the City of David...

Legal petition: discontinue contractual agreement between INPA and the Elad Foundation

On July 2, 2018, Emek Shaveh petitioned the Administrative Affairs Court to obligate the Israel Nature Parks Authority (INPA) to discontinue  their partnership with the Elad Foundation at the City...

Change in National Parks Law to Harm Natural and Heritage Sites, Play into Hands of Silwan Settlers, and Perpetuate Harm to Palestinians

Essence of the amendment: On Wednesday, July 4, the Knesset Interior Committee will discuss a proposal to amend the National Parks, Nature Reserves, National Sites and Memorial Sites Law. [1]...

The Subjugation clause through the back door? Or: how Ayelet Shaked protects Elad from the High Court

Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked issued an order to the courts for administrative matters, according to which legal petitions against the Nature and Parks Authority (INPA) will no longer be heard...

National parks in Israel and the West Bank – On which Side is the Grass Greener?

Please press here to download On which side is the Grass Greener as PDF Introduction There are 346 national parks and nature reserves in Israel, constituting approximately 25% of the country’s...

Update – Changes to the Nature and Parks Law

or: what happens when the Elad Foundation is determined to build in Silwan   Amendment to the Law: On Wednesday, January 10 the Internal Affairs Committee discussed an amendment to...

Press Release – The High Court ordered the State to ensure public spaces for Silwan’s residents

The High Court judges ruled Monday (November 20, 2017) that the Israel National Parks Authority (INPA) and the Elad Foundation cannot close public spaces without proposing an alternative for Silwan’s...

conference Archaeology in the West Bank: Academic Research, National Identity, and Military Rule

Time: Thursday, December 7, 18:00-20:00   Location: Agron Youth Hostel, 6 Agron st. Jerusalem   The West Bank, occupied by Israel in 1967, is considered many Israelis to be the...

How to protect your land when it is a declared national park

Living in a national park is no picnic. Although the animals, plants and archaeology are well looked after, the people who live there or own the land are not. Anyone...