In pursuit of its goals, MADAR operates through a group of units supervised by a board of directors, comprised of Mr. Akram Hanieh (Chairman), Dr. Ahmad Harb, Dr. Lily Feidi, Dr. Hanan Al-Wazir, Eng. Walid Al-Ahmad, Dr. Issam Al-Taweel, and Mr. Abd Al-Qader Al-Husseini.

Saturday, May 28, 2022


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.