It is hard to dissociate oneself from a general impression that the rapid developments of investigations into suspicions of corruption, which involve Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu have tightened the grip on, and sent a strong signal of the beginning of the end of his political career. A major portion of this issue of the Israeli Scene is dedicated to tackling this issue. Perhaps the most notable is the strong signal of the former

Another incident has added to the realities of increasing religionisation of the public space in Israel. Recently, an initiative taken by a MK of Meretz has failed to establish a parliamentary bloc. The initiative aim at promoting secular culture and identity in Israel in the face of the incessant religionisation campaign within the Israeli education system.

In this issue of the Israeli Scene, we continue to report the most notable new facts in relation to the Israeli right wing’s pursuit to consolidate its hegemony over all walks of life in Israel. In parallel, the right wing attempts to impose its political discourse on all pending issues, first and foremost the conflict with the Palestinians.

Saturday, January 22, 2022


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.