The current bulletin covers the period between 15-18 November 2017 where the Israeli virtual world occupied a number of topics, of importantly of which were related to repercussions of the Metoo # campaign. The harassment stories following the Metoo # campaign have sparked storms within the Israeli virtual world in recent days after some vocal testimonies by prominent media agencies were revealed against media officials, police and Israeli economy personnel, who have been shown to use their positions to harass and sexually exploit women.

Further, this week, the Israeli Public Prosecution closed a n investigation file against a lieutenant colonel held suspected of assaulting a Palestinian in Hebron, southern part of the West Bank, during his military service in the region. This is whereas the officer did confirm his assault on the Palestinian.

The officer, Dean Yissakharov, joined the "Breaking the Silence" after his service, which renders his testimony as highly criticised and unreliable by a large gathering of the virtual world, the latter which dealt with the subject heavily, stressing that the organization "Breaking the Silence" is does not comply to virtuous manners and must be condemned as off the law.

Interior Minister Aryeh Deri and Internal Security Minister Gilad Erdan announced, on Thursday, that they would present cabinet ministers with a plan to close the ‘’Halut’’ camp within four months.

According to the declaration, the move will leave two options for asylum seekers - expulsion from the country or unrestricted confinement.

Activists and supporters of the issue dealt with the matter over their Facebook and Twitter account pages demanding that ministers should back down on their decision.

Sunday, October 17, 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.