The Battle on the Kastel

24 hours that changed the course of the 1948 War between Palestinians and Israelis

  • Author: Danny Rubinstein
  • Translator: Saleem Salameh.
  • Number of Pages: 384
  • ISBN: 978-9950-03-031-2
  • Date of update: Monday, 26 October 2020
  • Price: $10.00

Danny Rubinstein’s Either Us or Them: A reading of the Battle of al-Qastal based on the biography of Abd al-Qadir al-Husseini

Ramallah – The Palestinian Forum for Israeli Studies (MADAR) has recently published the Arabic version of Either Us or Them – The Battle of Al-Qastal: The Decisive 24 Hours by Danny Rubinstein, an Israeli writer and journalist specializing in Palestinian affairs. The book was translated from Hebrew by Saleem Salameh.

Made Public

Palestinians in Military Archives in Israel

  • Author: Rona Sela
  • Translator: Ala Huleihel
  • Number of Pages: 530
  • ISBN: 978-9950-03-014-5
  • Date of update: Sunday, 29 July 2018
  • Price: $12.00

MADAR publishes the Arabic edition of Made Public: Palestinian Photographs in Military Archives in Israel by Rona Sela:
The narrative of “seized” Palestinian photographs in the Israeli military archives

Ramallah – The Palestinian Forum for Israeli Studies (MADAR) has recently published the Arabic edition of Made Public: Palestinian Photographs in Military Archives in Israel by Rona Sela. Translated into Arabic by Ala Huleihel, the book comprises 530 page. Made Public describes an arduous journey of research to track down the destiny of Palestinian photographs seized in Israeli archives. These were looted from Palestinian homes or pockets of Palestinian martyrs, or taken from within or from the skies of Palestinian villages for military purposes.

1929: A Journey to the Year Zero

of the Jewish-Arab Conflict

  • Author: Hellil Cohen
  • Translator: Saleem Salameh
  • Number of Pages: 474
  • ISBN: 978-9950-03-015-2
  • Date of update: Thursday, 03 May 2018
  • Price: $10.00
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Ramallah: The Palestinian Forum for Israeli Studies (MADAR) has recently published “ Year Zero of the Arab-Israeli Conflict” by Hellil Cohen, translated by Saleem Salameh.

Through memory and historiography, in a manner both associative and highly calculated, Cohen traces the horrific events of 1929., He extends his geographic and chronological reach and uses a non-linear reconstruction of events to call for a thorough reconsideration of cause and effect. Sifting through Arab and Hebrew sources—many rarely, if ever, examined before—Cohen reflects on the attitudes and perceptions of Jews and Arabs who experienced the events and, most significantly, on the

This Regime Which Is Not One

Occupation and Democracy between the Sea and the River (1967-)

  • Author: Ariella Azoulay and Adi Ophir
  • Translator: Nabi Al Saleh
  • Number of Pages: 430
  • ISBN: 978-9950-330-68-6
  • Date of update: Sunday, 08 April 2012
  • Price: $14.00
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This book examines the fact that, four decades after the occupation, almost everybody, either in political discourse or within academic circles, continues to view the occupation as a temporary condition and incidental characteristic of the Israeli regime. This ensures that the question of whether Israel is willing to put an end to the occupation is absented in favour of talking about the prerequisites to do so.

Prisoners in Lebanon

The Truth about the Second Lebanon War

  • Author: Ofer Shelah, Yavav Limor
  • Translator: Jawad Suleiman Al Ja'bari
  • Number of Pages: 546
  • ISBN: 9950-330-43-6
  • Date of update: Wednesday, 18 May 2011
  • Price: $10.00
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This book tells the story of failure inside the closed headquarters during the second war Israel waged against Lebanon in summer 2006. Shedding light on the charged atmosphere behind the scenes, the book presents a detailed narrative of the debate and dispute within the Israeli military and political establishments.

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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.