Empty donors’ plaques hint to long-term planning and grand ambitions on the part of Elad, which declares itself committed to connect Jews with Jerusalem through “archaeological excavation, tourism development, educational programming and residential revitalization”. The last undertaking, already embodied by several Jewish houses proudly flying the Israeli flag over Silwan, is seen by many as a covert attempt to Judaize Silwan and create a continuos Jewish presence around the Old City of Jerusalem.
Photo by: Activestills.org | Demonstration against house evictions, Silwan, East Jerusalem. 25.11.2011
The JNF and its Israeli affiliate KKL-JNF do very important environmental and ecological work. That work must not be tarnished by JNF-led evictions of Palestinian families. Updates on information, media, campaigns and calls to action.