The Arab Jews

A Postcolonial Reading of Nationalism, Religion, and Ethnicity

  • Author: Yehouda Shenhav
  • Translator: yaseen alsayd
  • Number of Pages: 372
  • ISBN: 978-9950-03-004-6
  • Date of update: Sunday, 03 July 2016
  • Price: $10.00
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Ramallah: The Palestinian Forum for Israeli Studies (MADAR) has recently published a translation of The Arab Jews: A Postcolonial Reading of Nationalism, Religion, and Ethnicity by Yehuda Shenhav. Totalling 372 pages, the book was translated from English into Arabic by Yaseen Al-Sayyed.

Displaced At Home

Ethnicity and Gender among Palestinians in Israel

  • Author: A Group of Authors
  • Translator: Sulafa Hijawi
  • Editor: Rawda Kana'ane and Izis Nassir
  • Number of Pages: 368
  • ISBN: 977-9950-00-002-5
  • Date of update: Thursday, 07 May 2015
  • Price: $0.00

Ramallah: the Palestinian Forum for Israeli Studies (MADAR) published a book titled “Stranger at home”, it focuses on Palestinian women’s reality in Israel and presents in-depth readings for its complexities and entanglements with the issue of ethnicity. Edited by Rawda Kana'ane and Izis Nassir, the book contains 368 pages.

Palestine in Israeli School Books

Ideology and Propaganda in Education

  • Author: Nurit Peled-Elhanan
  • Translator: yaseen alsayd
  • Number of Pages: 344
  • ISBN: 978-9950-330-78-8
  • Date of update: Tuesday, 13 November 2012
  • Price: $11.50
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This book presents a critical study of one aspect of the ‘Grand Zionist Narrative’ which serves, explicitly as well as implicitly, as a collective conscience to the whole Israeli society.
In the preface, the author explains that school books in Israel are written for youngsters who will be drafted into joining compulsory military service at 18 years of age and carry out the Israeli policy of occupation in the Palestinian territories. The concern of the study is not to describe Israeli education as a whole but rather to focus on one specific question: how are Palestine and the Palestinians against whom these young Israelis will potentially be required to use force, portrayed in school books?

  • Author: Oz Shelach
  • Translator: Abd al-Raheim al-Sheikh
  • Number of Pages: 128
  • ISBN: 978-9950-330-57-7
  • Date of update: Monday, 20 December 2010
  • Price: $3.00
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In his novel, Oz Shelach excavates underneath the forests to pick up remnants of the Palestinian history buried under a geography, which was forcibly reshaped. Shelach excavates the dark aspects of the institutionalised Israeli discourse, uncovering with an excessively sarcastic sense the untold story, and the techniques of concealing it in a language that unrelentingly whitewashes the product of displacement and occupation and unfolds concomitant behaviours.
Picnic Grounds: A Novel in Fragments by Oz Shelach was translated into Arabic with a commentary by Poet Abdul Rahim al-Sheikh.

The Returns to Zionism

Myths, Politics and Scholarship in Israel

  • Author: Gabriel Piterberg
  • Translator: Sulafa Hijawi
  • Number of Pages: 348
  • ISBN: 978-9950-330-52-8
  • Price: $7.00
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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.