Latest publications by the Palestinian Forum for Israeli Studies "Madar": Researches, Special Reports, Monitoring Reports, Information papers and Position papers

The Israeli Scene

Israeli security assessments: The next engagement with Iran is a matter of time!

Reports, Documents, and Exclusive Coverage

Following air engagements in Syria last Saturday, Israeli security assessments indicated that the current round of engagements ended. At the same time, however, assessments highlighted that the next...

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A new document by the High Follow-Up Committee for Arab citizens of Israel: We seek to establish an international solidarity network to support the rights of Palestinians of Israel

Reports, Documents, and Exclusive Coverage

On the occasion of the International Day for Supporting the Rights of Palestinian Citizens of Israel, the High Follow-Up Committee for Arab Citizens of Israel released a document, which affirms the...

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A new “databank” exposes and documents: Israeli universities are an integral part of the occupation, settlement enterprise, discrimination and persecution!

Reports, Documents, and Exclusive Coverage

A group of Israeli academics, recently established under the name Academia for Equality (AfE), has embarked on building and developing a data bank, namely Recruited Academia. In addition to news...

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Special Reports

The Council for Higher Education in Israel: Reasons for rising percentage of Arab students

The Adva Center  Information on Equality and Social Justice in Israel has recently published a report on socio-economic conditions in Israel in 2017. According to the report, college education does not always promise escape from, or living in, poverty, including households headed by persons with academic degrees.

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Israel prepares to announce 2018 as a year of drought and starts to ration water for farmers!

Relevant Israeli authorities are preparing to announce 2018 as a year of drought, with consequent water rationing that essentially targets farmers. Water rationing has already been in place over the past few weeks. Israeli officials stated that poor rainfall and water rationing could raise the prices of rain-fed fruits and vegetables.

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The Knesset toughens the Shabbat Law by a majority of one vote

On Tuesday, 9 January 2018, in a night-long marathon session, the Knesset approved a law, which authorises the Minister of Interior to either endorse or reject municipal regulations related to opening convenience stores on Saturdays. Although the government claims that it does not change the status quo at all, the law overrides powers of local municipalities.

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Legal Monitor

  • 08 February 2018
    Approved in the first reading, a bill provides for extending powers of the Council for Higher Education in Israel to the occupied West Bank

      Initiator: Shuli Mualem (Jewish Home) Bill No. 4824/20/F After midnight on 30 January 2018, the Knesset Plenum approved in the first reading a bill, which provides for extending the powers of the Council for Higher Education in Israel to the...

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  • 06 February 2018
    A bill to impose the sovereignty of the State of Israel over all areas of Judea and Samaria

    Initiator: (Jewish Home)Bill No. 5104/20/F MK Bezalel Smotrich (Jewish Home) and MK Yoav Kish (Likud) submitted a bill, which provides for annexing all settlement areas in the occupied Palestinian West Bank to the so-called “Israel’s sovereignty”. As an...

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  • 29 January 2018
    A bill sets conditions for the conclusion and implementation of prisoner exchange deals

    (A bill sets binding conditions on any government in respect of the content and form of prisoner exchange deals. First and foremost, the bill prohibits the release of any prisoner who was convicted of operations that resulted in Israeli casualties.)

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    Position Papers

    • 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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    • 24 January 2018
      Between Trump’s declaration and Pence’s visit: Fulfilling ideological prophecies or commonality of political interests!

      The essence of current US-Israeli relations should not be analysed in the context of Palestinian and regional issues. Analysis needs to cover the political implications of the US President Donald Trump’s declaration of...

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    • 02 January 2018
      Promoting Israel as an “orthodox Jewish ghetto”: Heightened phenomena of religionising Israel’s public sphere!

      Recent steps taken by the current Israeli government show that it is proceeding with consolidating the religious character and orthodox dimension of Israel, turning the country into an orthodox Jewish state. This has...

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      New Media in Israel

      • 19 February 2018
        A weekly newsletter monitoring key issues in the new media of Israel 11-14 February 2018

        This issue of the Newsletter covers the period 14-17 February 2018. Israeli social media networks were preoccupied with several issues. These included the investigations with the Prime...

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      • 14 February 2018
        A weekly newsletter monitoring key issues in the new media of Israel 11-14 February 2018

        This issue of the Newsletter covers the period 11-14 February 2018. Israeli social media networks were absorbed in three issues. Firstly, following investigations, the Israeli police...

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      • 12 February 2018
        A weekly newsletter monitoring key issues in the new media of Israel 28-31 January 2018

        This issue of the Newsletter covers the period 08-11 February 2018. On Saturday, Israeli social media networks were preoccupied with the security escalation on Israel’s northern front....

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        Madar Activities

        Friday, February 23, 2018

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        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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