Silwan

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...

Historic Jerusalem – Challenges and Proposals for Interim Steps

Introduction This document deals with the role of archaeology and tourism in reshaping the identity of Jerusalem’s Historic Basin, and the implications for the dispute over sovereignty. In the past...

Update: Jerusalem Municipality Announces Taking possession of 60 dunams of Private Land in Silwan and Abu Tor for Gardening Purposes

Recently the Jerusalem Municipality announced that it issued gardening orders on 27 plots in Silwan and Abu Tor consisting of approximately 60 dunams.  According to the law, the municipality can...

The cable car to Jerusalem Old City

The plan to construct a cable car linking West Jerusalem to the Old City that will carry 73 cars and 3000 visitors per hour will alter the ancient city’s skyline...

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...

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]...

Government Meeting on Jerusalem Day: Strengthening the Settlements in the Historic Basin, State-Funded Excavations, and Promotion of Cable Car Project as “National Priority”

At a government meeting held on Sunday, May 13, it was decided to finance and expand archaeological-tourist development in Silwan, the Old City, and the Mount of Olives area. This...

The Israeli government approved a record amount for archaeological excavations in Silwan

The Israeli government approved NIS 47 million in funding over two years for archaeological excavations in Silwan in East Jerusalem. The funding will go to the Elad Association projects. This...

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...

The Cable Car to Jerusalem’s Old City: Who Gains and Who Loses?

Please press here to download  position paper cable car to old city as PDF Background On Wednesday, December 13, the National Infrastructure Committee met for a public presentation of the Old City...