Israeli Affairs (Issue no. 79)

The Haredi community and the state in Israel

  • Editor: Raif Zureik, Nabil al-Saleh, Honaida Ghanem
  • Preparation: Tomer Persico,Lee Kahaner and Yossef Shalhav,Mohannad Mustafa,Haim Zicherman,Malek Samarah,Walid Salem,Nabih Bashir,Itamar Rickover,Ayman Talal Yousef and Mahmoud al-Fataftah,Yael Berda and Itamar Mann,Ihab Maharmah,Ali Zubeidat
  • Number of Pages: 140
  • ISBN: 2709-0353
  • Date of update: Tuesday, 17 November 2020
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Much water has flowed in the river since the historic announcement by the Jewish Rabbinical Council in Germany, in 1897, that is, prior to the founding Zionist Conference in Basel, an announcement which condemned the Zionist idea of establishing a Jewish national homeland in Palestine. Among the reasons cited by those Orthodox circles was that the Zionist project provides a new understanding of Judaism, enabling a person to be a religious atheist and a good Jew at the same time, as Judaism was no longer merely a religion but had become, through the Zionist understanding of it, a nation, as well, one which conceptually permits the existence of non-religious Jews who do not adhere to religious teachings. Those circles thought that this posed a threat to Judaism, and that the Jewish existence could only be maintained by considering Judaism as a religion, not a nation,

Israeli Affairs (Issue no. 78)

Anti-Semitism, Zionism and the Question of Palestine

  • Editor: Raif Zureik, Nabil al-Saleh, Honaida Ghanem
  • Preparation: Khaldoun Barghouthi, Mohanad Mustafa, Rebecca Gould, Amos Goldberg, Avraham Burg, Malek Samarah, Ashraf Bader, Nour ad-Din A’raj and Basel Rizqallah, Ian Lustick, Hurriyyah Ziyadah, Ali Zubeidat, Yair Wallach, Amira Abdel-Hafiz Amara
  • Number of Pages: 142
  • ISBN: 978-9950-03-030-5
  • Date of update: Wednesday, 05 August 2020
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Anti-Semitism, Zionism and the Question of Palestine

Since the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) adopted a new definition of anti-Semitism, the question of Palestine has entered a new phase, both morally and politically. As applicable, the new definition transforms the whole Palestinian narrative into one that can be characterised as anti-Semitic. It is of the view that the right of return and demand for a state of citizens in Israel seek to abolish Jewish privileges over Palestinian citizens, making both anti-Semitic claims. So is the case of anyone who dreams of a binational state in Historic Palestine or of one secular, liberal and egalitarian state. This ushers in a new stage of the war on Palestine’s narrative and just claims. It is true that these claims could not be realised so far. From now on, however, these mere claims become unlawful and anti-Semitic.

Israeli Affairs (Issue no. 77)

a worrisome and pressing concern among Palestinians in Israel:

  • Editor: Raif Zureik, Nabil al-Saleh, Honaida Ghanem
  • Preparation: Mahmoud Fataftah, Asad Ghanem, Jasmin Habib and Amir Locker-Biletzki, Khaled Abu Asbe, Jamal Zahalka, Weam Baloum, Suha Arraf, Lev , Grinberg, Sami Miaari, Reda Jaber
  • Number of Pages: 130
  • ISBN: 978_9950_03_029_9
  • Date of update: Monday, 20 April 2020
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A new issue of Qadaya Israeliya
A special issue on Violence and Crime among Palestinians in Israel

Ramallah: The Palestinian Forum for Israeli Studies (MADAR) has recently released Issue 77 of Qadaya Israeliya (Israeli Affairs). Titled “Palestinians in Israel: Violence, Crime and Organised Crime”, this issue monitors the scale and reflections of violence and crime in Israel, provides an analysis of the relevant socio-political and educational context, and unveils the role the confused relationship with the Police and state institutions play in nurturing this phenomenon.

Israeli Affairs (Issue no. 76)

Right-wing Organizations and the Manufacturing of Hegemony”

  • Editor: Raif Zureik, Nabil al-Saleh, Honaida Ghanem
  • Preparation: Hussam Jiryes, Jamal Zahalka, Yoav Peled, Ahmed Izz al-Din As’ad, Yochi Fisher, Ameer Makhoul, Nicola Perugini, Neve Gordon, Mohammad Qa’dan, Ali Haydar, Saleem Salameh, and Weam Baloum
  • Number of Pages: 145
  • ISBN: 978-9950-03-027-5
  • Date of update: Sunday, 19 January 2020
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This issue explores right-wing NGOs in Israel. The issue does not cover all aspects of the subject, but in view its importance, we will continue to publish relevant articles in upcoming issues.

The main theme of these articles is premised on an argument and view that the New Right Wing has not, and will not, suffice with seizure of power and government formation. It seeks tirelessly to acquire powerful positions and strongholds in the realms of civil and public life, first and foremost in NGOs active in the public space. These NGOs shape the public opinion, intellectual and

Israeli Affairs (Issue no. 75)

Elites’ transformation and their Impact on Israel’s future

  • Editor: Raif Zureik, Nabil al-Saleh, Honaida Ghanem
  • Preparation: Sagi Elbaz, Muhannad Mustafa, Hussam Jeryes, Haim Yacobi, Erez Tzfadia, Adi Ophir, Ishay Rosen-Zvi, Mohammed Bilal, Ahmed Habib, Mahmoud Salah Abu Rukbah, Basil Rizkallah, Maher Dawood, Ali Haider, and Weam Baloum
  • Number of Pages: 130
  • ISBN: 978-9950-03-026-8
  • Date of update: Tuesday, 29 October 2019
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The main theme of this issue is Israel's elites and their transformations over the years. This important subject has not been adequately studied. An elite is a small group of individuals who have a profound influence over decision making in a society or country. By contrast, the general public is larger in number but has limited influence over decisions and may surface to the forefront only in major protests, long strikes, rebellions, or revolutions.

Monday, January 18, 2021


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.