Emek Shaveh promotes archeology as a valuable tool for empowering local communities and creating bridges between people from different cultures.

Emek Shaveh is an organisation of archaeologists and community activists focusing on the role of archaeology in the Israeli society and in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. It views archaeology as a resource for building bridges and strengthening bonds between different peoples and cultures, and hence as an important factor impacting the dynamics of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

It believes that an archaeological find should not and cannot be used to prove ownership by any one nation, ethnic group or religion over a given place.

Emek Shaveh aims to use archaeology to promote understanding and further the peace of Jerusalem by allowing everyone to find their own links to the past.


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