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.

In this context, this issue addresses in detail the implications of incorporating the Jerusalem Institute for Strategic Studies (JISS), which launched its website late in October. The JISS identifies itself as an institute that looks to serve the State of Israel by promoting conservative political and security discourse through research, conferences, and engagement with governmental, military, academic and media, and public institutions.

The Israeli scene Supplement is issued in cooperation with The Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The content of the supplement does not necessarily reflect the position of The Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Friday, May 27, 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.