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

The 20th Knesset Report on Racist and Discriminatory Laws and Bills, Supporting the Occupation and Annexation

Summary 2015–2018

Over the three years of its parliamentary session, the Knesset enacted a total of 185 racist laws in support of the occupation and settlement activity.

A total of 32 bills were approved in the final reading. These included 26 separate laws. Six bills were included as provisions under four of the 26 approved laws.

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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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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

      • 16 April 2018
        A weekly newsletter monitoring key issues in the new media of Israel 10-14 April 2018

        This issue of the Newsletter covers the period 10-14 April 2018. Israeli social media networks were taken up by three issues. It should be noted that Israeli social media platform did not...

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      • 08 April 2018
        A weekly newsletter monitoring key issues in the new media of Israel 4-8 April 2018

        This issue of the Newsletter covers the period 4-8 April 2018. Israeli social media networks were taken up by two issues. Firstly, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu launched an attack on...

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      • 05 April 2018
        A weekly newsletter monitoring key issues in the new media of Israel 1-4 April 2018

        This issue of the Newsletter covers the period 1-4 April 2018. Israeli social media networks were taken up by three issues. Firstly, Israeli social media platforms were preoccupied with...

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        Thursday, April 26, 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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