This issue of the Newsletter covers the period 24-27 January 2018. Israeli social media networks were mainly preoccupied with two issues: (1) Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s participation in the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos; and (2) Israel’s programme to expel around 40,000 African refugees. Announced last week, this programme forces these

refugees to choose to leave the country or be jailed for an indefinite period of time. The new plan gives African refugees a respite until March 2018 to decide either to leave Israel or to go to jail.

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.