We are aware of the link between the Elad group and the Israel Antiquities Authority
. We are concerned that this link has led to Israel Antiquities Authority’s support of radical settler activities in and around the Old City
under the guise of tourism and protection of Jewish history. Such actions not only aggravate mounting pressures in East Jerusalem
but serve to increase tension around the Temple Mount
/Haram al-Sharif and further complicate future attempts to negotiate a political resolution on the city.