This issue covers the period 13-16 December 2017. Israeli social media networks were preoccupied with three different topics. With the exception of a portion of the settler population, security developments have not been a major concern for the Israelis.


1. In a TV interview, Dr. Jamal Zahalka, MK of the Joint List, stated that his identity was Palestinian, not Israeli. Zahalka said he was not willing to sing Hatikvah, the Israeli national anthem.

2. The Israeli High Court rendered a decision, preventing the occupying government from detaining and entering into negotiations over the delivery of martyrs’ corpses unless a law is passed to this effect.

3. This week, Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. announced a recovery and restructuring plan, including cuts and decisions to dismiss employees in the company’s branches in the country and around the world. Teva will lay off approximately 14,000 workers, a quarter of its global work force.

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.