This issue covers the period 6-9 December 2017. Having immensely preoccupied Israeli social media networks, it focuses on Trump’s decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. On his Facebook page, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu talked about the declaration, stating:

“There are great moments in Zionist history: the Balfour Declaration, the state’s establishment, the liberation of Jerusalem and yesterday  Trump’s declaration”

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.