Full consent can be given to the comment made by the New Israel Fund (NIF) on the incident, which involved the detention and interrogation of NIF Deputy Director Jennifer Gorovitz at the Ben-Gurion International Airport. NIF stated that the “Gorovitz incident” falls in the context of the nondemocratic Settlement Law. It was associated

with Netanyahu’s request from British Prime Minister Theresa May, in their meeting in London last week, to stop funding the Israeli Breaking the Silence organisation (The UK government already ceased to fund the organisation years ago). “These are all part of the approach, which we have seen unfolding and taking on serious forms over the past months”. They are part of a “systematic, escalating pursuit by the Netanyahu government to shut up those Israelis, who oppose the occupation, racism, discrimination against minorities and endemic corruption in the state in order to intimidate, besiege, delegitimise, and even outlaw them.”

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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.