The Old City

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...

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...

Why are stones falling off the Western Wall?

Who does the stone belong to, Israel or the Islamic Waqf? And what does all this have to do with the status quo at the Temple Mount/Haram a-Sharif? On Monday,...

High Court hearing of Emek Shaveh petition against Western Wall tunnel excavations

On Thursday, May 17 at 11:30am, the High Court will hear the petition filed by Emek Shaveh via Attorney Itay Mack, demanding a halt to the Western Wall tunnel excavations...

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...

Conference: Does the Old City as a multicultural historic space require protection?

Emek Shaveh and Erev Rav invite the public to a panel   Does the Old City as a multicultural historic space require protection?   Wednesday 9th, May, 2018, 7 pm,...

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...

Mr. Trump, we want to Exchange the Gift

Jerusalem is a lot more than just a city for Israelis, Palestinians and millions of believers from around the world. It is a border crossing between the material and the...

Update: Unprecedented Speed of Development in Jerusalem’s Historic Basin

To view PDF please click link: Biannual update – Unprecedented Speed of Development in Jerusalem’s Historic Basin   The cable car to the Old City   In a meeting in May...