This bulletin covers the period between 26-29 November 2017 during which the digital world was buzzing with two main issues. The first was the Saturday crisis which threatened the Israeli governmental coalition, while the second was the approval of the Recommendations Law which shields the Prime Minister from making the recommendations of the investigation with him public.
Yaakov Litzman, Israeli Minister of Health, and leader of the Ultra-Orthodox political party “United Torah Judaism”, had officially resigned in protest of what he called “the desecration of Saturday’s sanctity”, only to withdraw his resignation later that week.

The current bulletin deals with the period between 22-25 November 2017, where the virtual world occupied a number of topics, most notably the statements of Deputy Foreign Minister Tsippi Hutubili regarding the Jews of the United States. The Israeli virtual world condemned Hutuibili's remarks, broadcasted on television, saying they were touched by American Jews. Hutubili clarified in her remarks that most American Jews do not understand Israel because "they never sent their children to fight for their country and do not know how it feels like when they are confronted with falling rockets.

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.