The 2017 Israeli scene was impacted by a set of international, regional and local developments, which are expected to increasingly leave their imprint in the medium to long terms.
At the front of these variables, the inauguration of Donald Trump as President of the United States of America in January 2017 represented a major international event that has strategic impacts on the question of Palestine. This is not only because of Trump’s unconditional support of Israel, but also due to the composition of the new administration, which Trump surrounds himself with. Distinctive of an ideological affiliation with the far right wing or (evangelical) Christian Zionism, the US Administration supports and deals with Israel and the question of Palestine in line with ideological perceptions, which combine a transcendental religious vision with politics.
The Palestinian Forum for Israeli Studies (MADAR) presents the MADAR Strategic Report 2017 Israeli Scene 2016 to political decision- and public opinion-makers.
The MADAR Strategic Report 2017 monitors and analyses key events and developments on the Israeli scene throughout 2016. The report seeks to explore future developments and course of events over the upcoming period, particularly from the perspective of influence on the question of Palestine and its respective dynamics.
The Palestinian Forum for Israeli Studies (MADAR) presents this 2016 Strategic Report to inform decision makers and the public of the key events and developments in Israel during 2015. The report also explores potential future developments, particularly the impact on Palestine and associated aspects.
The report analyses seven significant areas: Israeli-Palestinian relations; internal Israeli politics; foreign relations; security/military issues; the economy; social affairs; and Palestinians in Israel. The executive summary summarizes the main strategic changes impacting on Israel’s domestic and regional standing and highlights te influential factors in Israel today.
The Palestinian Forum for Israeli Studies, MADAR, places “The 2015 Strategic Report for the Israeli Landscape of 2014” between the hands of the policy makers and the public. The report tracks and analyses the most prominent developments witnessed in the Israeli arena throughout the past year. It also tries to predict the developments for the near future, and specifically their effect on the Palestinian cause and its dynamics.
This is the tenth annual strategic report for the Palestinian Forum for Israeli Studies “MADAR,” which is being issued for the tenth consecutive year. It tracks and monitors the most prominent updates and factors that have affected the Israeli landscape, and attempts to foresee the transitions at their preliminary and middle stages. As has been the case since the first MADAR report, issued ten years ago, the report has been prepared and written by a group of specialist researchers of Israeli affairs.