Israeli Affairs (Issue no. 72)

70th anniversary of the establishment of the State of Israel and the Nakba of Palestine.

  • Editor: Raif Zureik, Nabil al-Saleh, Honaida Ghanem
  • Preparation: Anas Hassouna, Mahmoud Fataftha, Uri Ram, Abdel Ghani Salama, Iyad Barghouthi, Hilal Dayan, Omar Al-Ghabari, Adam Raz, Wa'im Biloum, Ariy M. Dubnov, Laura Robson
  • Number of Pages: 130
  • ISBN: 978-9950-03-020-6
  • Date of update: Thursday, 17 January 2019
  • Price: $0.00

This is the 70th anniversary of the establishment of the State of Israel and the Nakba of Palestine. Both are two ends of the same continuum. This issue attempts to highlight these events and show how they are assimilated within Israeli society. To this avail, publications authored by Ben-Gurion himself are reviewed and translated. The translated text does not reflect diaries written in 1948 about that time, but was produced at a later stage by Ben-Gurion. A book on the logic of partitions is about to be published by Stanford University. Edited by historians Arie M. Dubnov and Laura Robson, the book seeks to understand the “solution” of partition as part of a colonial intellectual

system, which the English employed in several colonies. In this publication, Uri Ram provides an in-depth treatise on the various policies adopted by Israel so that Israeli society forgets about the Nakba and Israel’s role and responsibility in this context. Omar Al-Ghabari presents a comprehensive review of the role played by Zochrot, which attempts to keep the Nakba file open through activities and events that commemorate the Nakba. This NGO is primarily active within the Israeli Jewish community. Wadee’ Awawdeh reviews a new and interesting book on the Kafr Qasim massacre, spelling out its underlying causes and ensuing moot court. The review demonstrates that the logic of displacement never came to an end in 1948. The Kafr Qasim massacre was part and parcel of the this logic, which prevailed throughout 1948 – year of the Nakba.

The issue also includes another article by Abdul Ghani Salameh on the Israeli society and conflict over the identity of the state and society. Hilla Dayan analyses the current nature of Zionism, highlighting the movement’s distinctive characteristics, recent transformations, and methods of hegemony in a neoliberal world. Anas Hassouneh explores violence among Palestinians of the 1948 territory. The issue also features regular sections on books and archives, presented this time by Mahmoud Fataftah and Weam Baloum.

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ترسيم الحدود الفاصلة، الكتابة عما وراءها- نحو تاريخ يتجاوز الحدود القومية للتقسيم _ أرييه م. دبنوف ولورا روبسون Download Preview
نحو علم اجتماع أنظمة الإنساء الجماعي- حالة تهجير الفلسطينيين -النكبة _ اوري أرام Download Preview
النكبه بالعبرية - كيف نقول نكبة بالعبرية_ عمر الغباري Download Preview
من كتاب بن غوريون - دولة إسرائيل المتجددة -المجلد الأول Download Preview
من الأرشيف: فلسطين أم الأرجنتين من حل المسألة اليهودبة لهرتسل_ إعداد وترجمة وئام بلعوم Download Preview
الصهيونية الجديدة-صورة عن هيمنة معاصرة _ هيلا ديان Download Preview
قراءة في العنف بين فلسطينيي الداخل-حول تفسيرات العنف وعلاقته بالمدينة الغائبة _ أنس حسونه Download Preview
اسرائيل والصراع على هوية الدولة والمجتمع _ عبد الغني سلامه Download Preview
مراجعة في كتاب السياسات الاقتصادية لإنقاذ الأغلبية اليهودية _ اياد البرغوثي Download Preview
مذبحة كفر قاسم...... سيرة سياسية _وديع عواوده Download Preview
مراجعة في كتاب لمعاية الجهور الفلسطينيون في الأرشفات العسكرية الأسرائيلية_ محمود فطافطه Download Preview
المكتبه عرض موجز لأدث الاصدرات الاسرائيلية _ اعداد وئام بلعوم Download Preview

Saturday, October 23, 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.