This issue of the Newsletter covers the period 14-16 January 2018. Israeli social media networks were primarily preoccupied with one issue, namely Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas’ speech.

 This week, Israeli social media networks fiercely attacked Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas after a meeting of the Central Council. According to the final statement of the meeting, President Abbas approved the suspension of agreements between the Palestinian and Israeli sides.

As was expected, Israeli social media platforms invested and used President Abbas’ statement on President Donald Trump, namely “May your house be destroyed”, for propaganda purposes and to accuse the Palestinian people anew of the ongoing conflict. Israeli social media activists also mocked President Abbas.


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.