Lauren Gelfond Feldinger

Cultural divisions deepen in Jerusalem amid Israeli election campaign

Christian institutions are calling attention to their marginalisation in wake of Israel’s focus on Jewish-centric policies


Israeli minister seeks budgetary power to control historical narrative

Miri Regev approves of excavations that tell Jewish stories, but not of institutions offering Palestinian perspectives

Jerusalem museum director blasts Israel’s nation-state law

Head of Museum for Islamic Art says many in the art world are afraid to speak out

Israel shuts down exhibition of Israeli flags in Jerusalem

Justice Ministry spokesman says show was shut down for "security reasons"

Palestinian stories reconstructed through films, photographs and artefacts confiscated by Israel

An Israeli art historian has spent 20 years trawling the country’s archives for Palestinian cultural property

Unarmed female photographer hit by Israeli rubber bullet

World Press Photo Award winner was injured on her leg and suffered dizziness from tear gas

Where the street artists have no name: Haifa art collective teams up with U2 on music video

Broken Fingaz, who have never revealed their identities, turn more political following the 50th anniversary of Israel’s 1967 war and occupation

Muslim leaders across the Middle East work with Israeli rabbis to keep the peace

Interfaith network says that its efforts are more difficult—and urgent—since President Trump’s declaration on Jerusalem’s status


Unesco: the view from Israelis and Palestinians

How disparate approaches to international law play out at the organisation

West Bank heritage site must be more inclusive, says Israeli high court

The ruling, which stipulates that all histories and religions be taken into account, could be a landmark decision

Gallery refuses eviction after hosting Israeli veterans’ group

Jerusalem gallery seems to fail culture minister’s “loyalty test”

Israelis and Palestinians in struggle to save last historic Arab village of Lifta

After surveying the site near Jerusalem, a government agency is now free to redevelop it into a luxury Jewish enclave

Israel can hide archaeological activity in West Bank, court rules

The decision, which allows secret digs, raises serious questions about transparency

Artists and museums sue Israel’s ministry of culture

Protests against threats to freedom of speech flared all summer

Unofficial Iranian art ‘embassy’ to open in Jerusalem

Launch of the performance and exhibition space pushed back to October as more artists joined the project

Fears for cultural heritage as Israel sells off property

Experts say Palestinian heritage is at risk as ministry makes money from buildings seized from refugees

First evidence of damage to Gaza’s cultural sites emerges

Antiquities museum hit; fears grow for excavated archaeology.


Controversy over Israeli Tolerance Museum site

Court rules in favour of building despite claims that Muslim graves will be desecrated


Israel appoints Arab Muslim culture minister

Ghaleb Majadle has been a member of Israel’s Knesset since 2004.


Italian archaeologists arrive in Iran for citadel of Bam restoration project

The Italian government is giving financial assistance in the 2,000 year-old site's repair, after it was badly affected by an earthquake


Muslim graves discovered on the site of Jewish Museum of Tolerance

Construction has been halted on the Simon Wiesenthal Center’s contentious new project


The Temple Mount in Jerusalem re-opens to non-Muslims

The most revered and disputed holy site in Israel has re-opened to non-Muslims after three years.