Initiator: Avi Dichter (Likud) and 13 MKs from coalition parties 

Bill no.: 1989/20/F

On Wednesday, 10 May 2017, the Knesset endorsed in a preliminary ready the so-called Bill on “Israel the National State of the Jewish People” with a majority vote of 48 MKs from all coalition parties as well as 41 MKs from all opposition parties. However, the government representative minister announced that, in agreement with the bill initiator, the

Several key facts are highlighted by the prosecution of the Israeli soldier Elor Azaria, who killed Abdul Fattah al-Sharif, a Palestinian young man, in Hebron city on 24 March 2016. These facts have received a general consensus not only on the Israeli level. First and foremost, the prosecution featured an obligatory mock trial, which has nothing to do with or reflect the approach of the Israeli army or policies of successive Israeli governments and respective parties. The trial was necessitated by one fact only: Contrary to

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.