Land and planning

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During its last term, the Knesset’s debated a “marathon” of racist laws before retiring for the Passover holidays, after having fulfilled its national obligations to the utmost degree. On 29...
On 14 May 1948, the city of Jaffa fell; of the close to 100,000 Palestinians who had lived in the city until that time, less than 4,000 remained. The people of Jaffa were congregated into the Al...
2007-10-30
On 15 October 2007, the Northern District Planning and Building Committee issued its decision regarding objections filed by Adalah in August 2006 on behalf of 16 Arab farmers from around the...
2007-10-28
On 21 October 2007, Adalah filed a petition to the Haifa District Court on behalf of 24 people from Daliyat al-Carmel demanding the cancellation of the master plan for a “National Park and Har...
2007-09-27
The Supreme Court approved the proposal made by the JNF and the Attorney General's Office to delay further deliberations on the petition for three months in order to allow them to reach a final...
The Israeli planning system adopted the Zionist ideology that perceives Jewish settlement throughout the state as a supreme goal, which also has the practical purpose of achieving geopolitical...
In September 2005, the Sub-Committee on Planning Principles, under the auspices of the National Council for Planning and Building, approved the “Wine Route” Plan. The plan authorizes the...
In December 2000, just prior to the start of his term as Prime Minister, Ariel Sharon published an article in the journal Land entitled, “Land as an Economic Tool for Developing Infrastructure...
National planning in Israel, as articulated and mapped by a range of national master plans, contributes significantly to shaping the country’s character, spaces, economy and environment....
2005-11-30
On 10 October 2005, the Israel Lands Administration (ILA) decided to include all Arab villages in the Galilee and the North of Israel in its Decision No. 897, which awards discounts of up to 50% on...
2005-06-28
On 18 June 2005, Adalah sent a letter to Israel's Prime Minister Ariel Sharon and the Attorney General (AG) Menachem Mazuz, calling on them to reject the Gadish Committee's recommendations to...
In a pharmacy on Jaffa Street, an elderly man named Fakhri Jedai spoke of his family’s home that was built one hundred and fifty years ago, his father’s pharmacy which became a meeting ground...
2005-04-27
On 26 April 2005, Adalah sent a letter to the General Director of the Israel Lands Administration (ILA), Mr. Yaacov Efrati, demanding the cancellation of the ILA's Decision No. 1015 entitled,...
These procedures direct the Selection Committees of small community and agricultural settlements to apply a number of criteria in deciding whether or not to recommend that the ILA accept a...
A history of Land Day - Friar Shehadeh is a worried man. "People here are not very happy," he says, referring to the Palestinian minority in Israel. "I’m always optimistic and I always pray for...
Although the expression “spatial Judaization” has all but disappeared from the overt discourse of planning, having been replaced by such expressions as “attracting populations” and...
I am going to discuss – from the perspective of international law – the status of the Arab Bedouins’ rights to the lands they occupy and use in Israel. This perspective is important and of...
We contend that there is no need for the present regional councils, and that a new structure should be created: spatial authorities or diversified regional councils, to include different kinds of...