The Israeli Scene

Preventing the return of Palestinian refugees was the criterion for distributing the population and determining the pattern of settlement activity!

Reports, Documents, and Exclusive Coverage

Writer and critic Kobi Niv (Haaretz, 13 March 2018) is of the view that the documentary series Saleh, This is the Land of Israel is “excellent”, but at the same time “suffers from reading...

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“Modern Israeli barbarianism” is the “old one, but without shame!”

Reports, Documents, and Exclusive Coverage

In Modern Barbarism, an article he published on his personal blog, Idan Landau, Israeli linguistics professor at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Bir Saba’ city, argues that modern...

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A new study by former MK Nitzan Horowitz: Israel is Turning its Back on the World

Reports, Documents, and Exclusive Coverage

“The weird, rather abnormal, context of the international parliamentary arena shows the complete absence of any examination or review of international foreign affairs,” Nitzan Horowitz, former MK...

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Special Reports

Marches of Return: Battle of Awareness

Almost all Israeli analyses coincide that the Palestinian marches of return in the so-called “border area with the Gaza Strip” do not pose a significant risk to Israel, taking account of the balance of

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Zionist obsession with demographic balance and plans to increase the number of Jews around the world

A representative of the military government, so-called the “Civil Administration”, in the West Bank presented a report to the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Security Committee, stating that the number of Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza Strip reached 5 million. In addition to 300,000

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MADAR Strategic Report 2018: Israel’s right wing exploits the Trump Administration’s bias to push for eliminating the two-state solution

- The Trump Administration’s support is not only political, but ideological as well, and combines a transcendental religious vision with politics.
- Israel has shifted from complaining of an absent partner to dispensing with the need for one. Meantime, a new formula of the Palestinian state is being imposed on grounds of the current settlement enterprise.
- Identification with the US right wing offers Israel an opportunity in the short term, but it is associated serious risks, which can be used by the Palestinians.

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Legal Monitor

  • 19 March 2018
    A bill to repeal the Law on the Purchase of Land in the West Bank

    Bill No. 5253/20/F MK Bezalel Smotrich from the Jewish Home party submitted a bill to repeal the 1953 Jordanian Law, which prohibits the selling of land to strangers. According to military orders, the Law is in force in the West Bank.

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  • 19 March 2018
    Based on Israeli court decisions, a bill provides for paying compensations to Israelis from Palestinian tax revenues

    Bill No. 5282/20/F MK Amir Ohana from the Likud party and others submitted a bill, demanding that amounts be deducted from Palestinian tax revenues to cover compensations, which Israeli courts ordered to be paid to Israelis.

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  • 19 March 2018
    A bill to allow “every person” to purchase land in the West Bank

    Bill No. 5270/20/F MK Bezalel Smotrich from the Jewish Home party submitted a bill, demanding that any person be allowed to purchase land in the West Bank. Settlers are intended by this bill. The bill also provides that the occupying government...

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    Position Papers

    • 12 April 2018
      The expulsion of African refugees and job seekers and its relation to potential early Israeli elections

      This paper provides an analysis of the recent changes the Israeli position has marked towards the issue of African refugees. These changes were initiated by a government decision, stating that all refugees would be...

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    • 05 March 2018
      The Investigations Against Netanyahu- Political Reflections and Potential Scenarios

      This paper aims to analyze the political reflections following the police recommendation to indict the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and to open an investigation against him. Moreover, this paper aims to...

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    • 14 February 2018
      Situation Assessment  Synopsis The one-day war on Syria: Continuity or a new stage?

      This paper provides an analysis of the 10 February 2018 events on the Syrian-Israeli front. The day marked three key events: (1) an Iranian drone crossed Israel’s airspace and was destroyed; (2) Israel launched a...

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      New Media in Israel

      • 17 May 2018
        A weekly newsletter monitoring key issues in the new media of Israel 13-15 May 2018

        This issue of the Newsletter covers the period 13-15 May 2018:  1. Moving of the United States Embassy to Jerusalem. 2. The massacre in Gaza and inciting Palestinians.

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      • 13 May 2018
        A weekly newsletter monitoring key issues in the new media of Israel 6-8 May 2018

        This issue of the Newsletter covers the period 6-8 May 2018: The security escalation on the Northern front will be discussed in the next Newsletter, as the consequences have only begun to...

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      • 07 May 2018
        A weekly newsletter monitoring key issues in the new media of Israel 1-5 May 2018

        The issue of the Newsletter covers the period of 1-5 of May 2018: 1. Mahmoud Abbas, President of the state of Palestine, made remarks that created uproar within the new media of Israel...

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        Thursday, August 16, 2018

        MADAR CENTER

        The Palestinian Forum for Israeli Studies (MADAR) is an independent research centre specialising in Israeli affairs, based in Ramallah, Palestine. MADAR was established in 2000 by a group of Palestinian intellectuals and academics, including the late poet Mahmoud Darwish, Dr. Lily Feidy, Dr. Ali Jarbawi, Dr. Ahmad Harb, Mr. Walid Al-Ahmad and Mr. Akram Haniyyeh. The centre was registered as a not-for-profit organisation with the Palestinian Ministry of Interior, and obtained a research centre’s operational licensing from the Palestinian Ministry of Information.

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