This issue of the Newsletter covers the period 25-28 February 2018. Israeli social media networks were widely taken up by two issues.

Firstly, Channel 10 obtained a WhatsApp conversation, in which a judge who presides over the Bezeq corruption case discussed and coordinates with a detective the extension period of the detention of suspects in the case. The WhatsApp text messages were circulated shortly before the hearing session was held.

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.