Ramallah: The Strategic Report 2021 – Israeli Scene 2020 of the Palestinian Forum for Israeli Studies (MADAR) has concluded the Israeli developments present a contradictory picture. Although it is in internal crisis, externally, Israel appears as a powerful state, acting like a “regional superpower”. Held on 23 March 2021, results of the latest elections (the fourth in two years) have further exacerbated and deepened the political disintegration. Supporters of the Netanyahu and opposition camps have failed to win an adequate number of Knesset seats to form a narrow and stable coalition, making a fifth round of elections a potential scenario.
The Palestinian Forum for Israeli Studies “MADAR” puts forward herein “MADAR Strategic Report 2020: The Israeli scene 2019” before political decision and public opinion makers.
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.