Tunnels

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...

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...

Press Release – High Court petition demands a halt to Western Wall Tunnels excavations until obtaining approval by a ministerial committee

Emek Shaveh submitted a petition to the High Court of Justice today (June 26, 2017) demanding that the Israel Antiquities Authority be instructed to cease excavations  and other archaeological work...

Position Paper – In the Air and Underground – the Jerusalem Cable Car Project and its potential impact on the Historic Basin

During a government meeting on Jerusalem Day (28 May 2017), the ministers approved the plan to build a cable car that would transport tourists from West Jerusalem to Silwan\City of...

Press Release – The Israel Antiquities Authority’s plan to excavate beneath Silwan, all the way to the Western Wall Plaza

On Sunday, May 28 the Israel Antiquities Authority presented the “Shalem Plan” the purpose of which is to conduct extensive underground excavations from Silwan  to the Western Wall Plaza. The...

The UNESCO resolution on Jerusalem – balanced and necessary. But weak European support indicates Israeli steps towards annexation of East Jerusalem

UNESCO’s decision on Jerusalem yesterday is one of the best, most just and most long-awaited by the organization. On the other hand, it is a great success for Netanyahu whose...

Infographic – Jerusalem Facts Underground

How Israel is using antiquates to preempt a territorial compromise in Jerusalem’s Historic Basin. “Facts Underground” charts the political struggle over Jerusalem’s Historic Basin from 1995 to 2017. This animated...

Press Release High Court decision on the religious status of Western Wall tunnels

A hearing was held on Wednesday, March 22 following Emek Shaveh’s petition to regulate the sanctity of the “Western Wall tunnels.” Judges Rubinstein, Meltzer and Baron decided to reject the...

Press Release High Court hearing the religious status of the Western Wall tunnels

On Wednesday, March 22, the High Court of Justice will hear Emek Shaveh’s petition against the Minister of Religious Services concerning the sanctity of the Western Wall tunnels running underneath...

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...