Search Results for : archaeology

05 Apr

Israeli Government Approves ‘Archaeology Center’ in Palestinian Neighborhood

The Israeli Ministry of the Interior approved on Friday a plan to demolish a large section of the historic Palestinian neighborhood of Silwan, in East Jerusalem, to construct an archaeological center proposed by a nationalist right-wing ethno-religous organization which aims to expand Jewish settlement on Palestinian land in east Jerusalem.The […]

18 Feb

Jerusalem: Over $55m to be Invested in Old City Settlement Projects

The Company for the Reconstruction and Development of the Jewish Quarter, in the Old City of Jerusalem, invested more than 200 million shekels ($55,288,940) into “settlement projects”, in Jerusalem’s Old City district. Israel Hayom news outlet reported that the projects will include renovating the Tiferet Yisrael Synagogue, the Burnt House, […]

05 Jan

Israel Showcases Stolen Palestinian Antiquities

A section of the “Finds Gone Astray” exhibition at the Bible Lands Museum in Jerusalem, January 3, 2019. Photo credit: Bible Lands Museum. POSTED BY: ALTERNATIVE INFORMATION CENTER JANUARY 4, 2019 The exhibit ‘Finds Gone Astray’ in Jerusalem constitutes a violation of international law, yet frames Israel as a preserver of history. […]

30 Aug

Satellite Imagery and the Palestine-Israel Exception

This article was originally published by Al Shabaka Palestinian Policy Network. by Zena Agha Introduction In the United States and beyond, the rules that apply to the rest of the world have long applied differently to Palestine-Israel. In the US, this exceptionalism often manifests as censorship of Palestinian perspectives and operates […]

23 Jul

Islamic Waqf Warns against Israeli Digging at Al-Aqsa Mosque

The Islamic Waqf department in Jerusalem, which is in charge of Al-Aqsa Mosque compound, in a recent press release, warned against Israeli digs below the Muslim holy site. Waqf director, Azzam al-Khatib, said that Israel was secretly carrying out digs below the Islamic Museum, on the western side of the […]

01 Jun

Israel Funnels Millions to Erase Palestinian History

Silwan/City of David. Photo credit: Emek Shaveh. POSTED BY: COREY SHERMAN MAY 31, 2018 The Ministry of Culture earmarks $17 million to expand archeological excavations in East Jerusalem. This month, the Israeli minister of culture Miri Regev (MK Jewish Home) announced plans to funnel $17 million toward archaeological excavations in East Jerusalem. […]

03 Nov

Looting Palestinian Cultural Heritage

Israel illegally transfers rare archaeological artifacts from East Jerusalem into a new Israeli museum. Where is the international community? by Sergio Yahni The construction of Israel’s National Archaeology Campus (NAC), designed by architects Moshe Safdie and Irit Kohavi, has slowly but steadily progressed since 2012. NAC will sit next to […]

21 Oct

Jericho: World’s Largest Floor Mosaic Opened for Public Display

The Palestinian Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities has unveiled the world’s largest floor mosaic for public display, in the West Bank district of Jericho. The mosaic covers the floor of the reception hall and the large bath of Hisham’s Palace, an Islamic archaeological site in the north of Jericho, and […]

05 Feb

Archaeological Excavation Conducted in Cremisan Valley

February 5, 2016 3:00 PM IMEMC & Agencies Bethlehem, News Report, The Wall 0

In May of 2015, Israel commenced with the construction of the apartheid wall in the northern Bethlehem area; namely the area around the Cremisan Valley in Beit-Jala, without taking into consideration the valley’s potential of outstanding universal value. The site is an integral part of the serial nomination ‘Palestine, Land […]

09 Jun

Palestinian Popular Resistance in Hebron

The southern West Bank city of Hebron is a microcosm of the Israeli occupation with its five settlements and 600 settlers, massive military presence, Separation Wall and institutionalised violation of human and national rights of the city’s 160 thousand residents. It is, however, also a microcosm of Palestinian resistance, as […]

13 Apr

Settlers Take Over Historic Village in Salfit

Israeli settlers from Leshem colonial settlement, west Salfit, today, have taken over the historical village, Deir Sim’an, on the lands of Kafr Deek and Rafat. Israeli housing minister, Uri Ariel, has vowed to open Mount Ebal, in Nablus, for settler religious rituals.Deir Siman castle dates back to the Roman Era […]

22 Dec

Israel Turns Historic Mosque Into a Museum

December 22, 2014 2:51 AM IMEMC & Agencies Holy sites, Israel, News Report 0

Israeli authorities in the city of Beersheba, in a symbolic gesture, have recently converted an historic mosque into an Islamic museum, despite the fact that 10,000 local Muslims still have no place to pray.Locals told Ma’an News Agency that an exhibit showcasing a collection of Muslim prayer rugs was recently […]

01 Sep

Israeli Police Adopt New Crowd Control Method in Jerusalem

September 1, 2014 8:51 PM IMEMC & Agencies Israeli attacks, Jerusalem, News Report 0

Israeli police have begun using skunk water against Palestinian demonstrators in Jerusalem, where over 770 Palestinians have been arrested since the July 2 murder of Muhammad Abu Khdeir. Prior to July, skunk water had never been used in Jerusalem before.01 September 2014 | Alternative Information Center | Sergio Yahni On […]

24 Sep

PCHR Statement Regarding Recent Israeli Violations In Jerusalem

September 24, 2012 5:03 AM IMEMC & Agencies Human rights, Jerusalem, News Report 0

Continuing its Efforts to Judaize Occupied East Jerusalem, Israel’s Forces Close the Ras Khamis Checkpoint and Declare the Establishment of a Bridge between Silwan and al-Buaq Wall.The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) condemns in the strongest terms possible the continued policies practiced by the Israeli occupation authorities aimed to […]

10 Nov

Sebastia’s Living Community Sidelined For Ancient Ruins

November 10, 2010 4:29 PM IMEMC & Agencies Human Interest, Miscellaneous, Nablus 0

Sarah Irving writing from Sebastia, occupied West Bank, Live from PalestineI have in my possession two leaflets about Sebastia, an outrageously pretty little West Bank village which you’d never guess was once a major city, the capital of ancient kingdoms and home to an imposing Crusader cathedral which is now […]

18 Dec

PCHR Weekly Report: 1 Palestinian killed, 4 wounded, mosque burned by settlers this week

December 18, 2009 8:43 PM Saed Bannoura Human rights, News Report, Palestine 0

In the Palestinian Centre for Human Rights’ Weekly Report: On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, during the week of 10- 15 Dec 2009, a Palestinian civilian was killed by Israeli forces in the Gaza Strip, and 3 Palestinian civilians were wounded by Israeli forces in the […]

15 Apr

30ft high Jerusalem wall bars the path of Christian pilgrims on Easter

April 15, 2006 2:40 PM IMEMC & Agencies Holy sites, News Report, Palestine 0

Pilgrims wishing to follow in the footsteps of Jesus to Jerusalem from the place where he raised Lazarus from the dead will soon need their own miracle, as the ancient route is about to be severed by the Jerusalem wall. The cutting of the two-mile path from Bethany over the […]

08 Sep

‘Palestine & the Palestinians’; Unique Palestinian Guide Book issued

September 8, 2005 8:51 AM IMEMC & Agencies Miscellaneous, News Report, Palestine 0

The Alternative Tourism Group Study Center (ATG) has issued the second edition of the Tourist Guide Book on Palestine.  The book is called Palestine & the Palestinains’ and is published in English Language. The book, says, Rami Kasiss, the director of the center promotes the Palestinian identity in the holy […]

22 Jul

Education and hate

(see also the excellent detailed Report by Dr. Fouad Moughrabi on this subject) Human reactions to their surrounding, value systems, and outlook on other humans are shaped by environment including educational systems. Most scientists agree there is very little impact of genetic predisposition. A child raised in a surrounding of […]