This joint Israeli-Palestinian heritage program, funded by the United States Department of State Wye River People-to-People Program (2001-2005), focused on the preservation of shared heritage and community outreach at the sites of Akko, Beitin (Bethel), and al-Jib (Gibeon). The partners of this four-year project were University of Haifa and the Palestinian Association for Cultural Exchange in Ramallah. Working in close consultation with the Israel Antiquities Authority, the University of Haifa team' s goals included the documentation of cultural, architectural and oral histories of Akko' s diverse communities - past and present. The project coordinators were Dr. A.E. Killebrew , Prof. M. Weinstein-Evron and Prof. R. Hachlili.