Israeli Border Police in the Palestinian neighborhood of Silwan in occupied East Jerusalem

Israel Approves Construction of New Settlement Building in Silwan

Hours after Israel’s Jerusalem municipality cancelled plans to vote on approving construction of hundreds of new Israeli settlement units in occupied East Jerusalem, Jerusalem’s city planning commission approved a plan to build a three-story building for Jewish settlers in the neighborhood of Batan al-Hawa, in the heart of the occupied Palestinian village of Silwan, just south of…

2016-10-11

Upcoming “Ir Amim” Study Tour of Occupied East Jerusalem in English

Ir Amim’s next English-language study tour of Palestinian East Jerusalem will take place on Friday, October 21. These tours provide ground-level exposure to the occupation, creating a platform for critically assessing the idea of Jerusalem as the “eternal, undivided capital of Israel” and understanding the city’s fundamental role in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The tour route…

Jewish settlement in Palestinian neighborhood of Silwan in occupied East Jerusalem

September 30: English Language Study Tour of East Jerusalem

On Friday, September 30, Ir Amim’s will be holding its next English-language study tour of East Jerusalem. The tour provides participants with ground-level exposure to Israel’s unilaterally annexed, eastern-half of the city and creates a platform for critically assessing the idea of Jerusalem as the “eternal, undivided capital of Israel” and understanding the city’s fundamental…

2016-06-27

Emek Shaveh: “Navigating Antiquities, Sanctity and Nationalism in Jerusalem”

The alternative archaeology NGO Emek Shaveh will be holding a conference on Thursday of this week, June 30, 17:00-20:30 at the Van Leer Institute in Jerusalem. Called “Recalculating Route: Navigating between Antiquities, Sanctity and Nationalism in Jerusalem,” the conference will tackle the present political, social and religious reality surrounding the ancient sites in Jerusalem’s historic…