This issue covers the period 6-10 September 2017. Israeli online networks were preoccupied with a number of topics, including the appointment of Esther Hayut as President of the High Court. Hayut was appointed to this post against the will of Ayelet Shaked, Minister of Justice. While some commended it, other Israeli online networks mocked the appointment of Hayut.

This issue covers the period 20-23 August 2017. Israeli online networks were preoccupied with few topics. The Israeli virtual world was relatively quiet.

This week, the most viral issue concerned the arrest of politician Eldad Yaniv (Zionist Camp) and activist Menny Naftali (who had worked at the Prime Minister’s house). Yaniv and Naftali used to organise weekly demonstrations in front of the Government Judicial Advisor’s house in Betah Tikva. They sought to urge the Judicial Advisor to take

This issue covers the period 09-12August 2017. Online networks were mainly engaged with investigations with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. For three weeks, online networks have shown interest in these investigations. Preoccupation increased with unfolding developments. Last week, online networks were preoccupied with the conference held in support of the Prime Minister. Thousands participated in the conference which was organised by the Likud Party.

Tuesday, October 26, 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.