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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...

Achievement for residents of Nabi Samuel: Tourism development plan is cancelled

The Civil Administration’s subcommittee for objections in the planning council for the West Bank has decided to reject the development plan for the Nabi Samuel antiquities site. The plan which...

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

Please find below links to the lectures of the conference “Archaeology in the West Bank: Academic Research, National Identity, and Military Rule”:   Yonathan Mizrachi, Emek Shaveh – Opening Remarks ...

The Missing Piece: Reconstructing Narrative in Museums in the West Bank

  Introduction The application of the Israeli “Museums Law” as a military order made it possible for the Ministry of Culture to allocate funds to museums in the West Bank....

Appropriating the Past: Israel’s Archaeological Practices in the West Bank

Introduction Download the full report Appropriating the Past as PDF The West Bank is an area rich in antiquities – a reminder of the long and varied history of the region. Israel...

Update – The Site of Tel Rumeida in Hebron will Open to the Public

The Deputy Defense Minister Eli Ben-Dahan has succeeded to transfer the management of the archaeological site of Tel Rumeida to the Civil Administration. In the coming months the site will...

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...

Tel HaEl is an imaginary site in the West Bank

Although this little animation is a parody featuring a fictional site, it is not so far from the truth. If you are a fan of Indiana Jones or perhaps care...

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...

Video – How to Protect Your Rights when Antiquities are Discovered on Your Property

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...