The issue of the Newsletter covers the period of 1-5 of May 2018:

1. Mahmoud Abbas, President of the state of Palestine, made remarks that created uproar within the new media of Israel calling him anti-Semitic and a Holocaust denier. Despite later apologizing for his remarks, attacks persisted.

2. The trying and conviction of the poet Dareen Tatour, from Reineh, for a poem she posted on facebook after a Palestinian child, Mohammed Abu-Khdeir, was kidnapped and killed.


Saturday, September 25, 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.