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.

Israeli Affairs (Issue no. 74)

Neoliberal Policies and Privatisation

  • Editor: Raif Zureik, Nabil al-Saleh, Honaida Ghanem
  • Preparation: Mahmoud Fatftah, Arie Krampf , Matan Kaminer, Oren Yiftachel, Nufar Avni, Barhoum Jaraisi, Abd-ElGhani Salameh, Abd al-Qader Thweib, Rivka Feldhay, , Naveh Frumer, Omar Al-Tamimi , Weam Baloum
  • Number of Pages: 142
  • ISBN: 978-9950-03-025-1
  • Date of update: Monday, 29 July 2019
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Much has taken place since Israel was established by its founders, who saw themselves as members of the socialist labour movement. These founders were of the view that the notion of social justice (within the Jewish community, of course) was a pivotal project and goal in their ideology and political practice. It seems that the halcyon days of the kibbutz had been long gone, however. As a socialist cooperative model, the kibbutz illustrated an advanced form of social and economic organising, as well as a distinctive feature and registered trademark of the State of Israel. When Israel was established, all state economic institutions, including in the health, mail, aviation, transportation and insurance sectors, were in the public domain. However, over the past three decades, neoliberal policies have managed to privatise and transfer these sectors to the private sector and individual property. All the more so, some apparently non-privatisable sectors, such as security and military facilities, have become prone to privatisation and profit-making.

Israeli Affairs (Issue no. 73)

Archaeology and Ideology

  • Editor: Raif Zureik, Nabil al-Saleh, Honaida Ghanem
  • Preparation: Ahmad Al-Dabsh, Nathmi Jubeh, Mahmoud Fatftah, Noa Neumark, Raphael Greenberg, Nachman Ben-Yehuda, Hanan Hever, Jermey Wildman, Weam Baloum
  • Number of Pages: 130
  • ISBN: 978-9950-03-024-4
  • Date of update: Thursday, 25 April 2019
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Conflict over Palestine has taken, and continues to take, several forms. First and foremost, it is a conflict over land (geography) and identity of the population (demography). In addition, it is a conflict over narrative and history. A review of the Declaration of the Establishment of the State of Israel demonstrates how intensive and concise this narrative is, unveiling the intellectual foundations of Zionism. This narrative has the advantage of being able to select, and skip, parts of the Jewish history as it wishes. The narrative begins with the Old Testament, but soon eschews from two thousand years of the Jewish history in the Diaspora and turns back to the twentieth century,

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
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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

Friday, May 27, 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.