An in-depth research into the government budget line items earmarked for Israeli ministries shows new layers of discrimination, which stem from two main backgrounds: the national background in the case of Arab Palestinian citizens, and class background in the case of economically vulnerable groups. The Arab population intersect with both backgrounds. Titled School Libraries: A

Picture of Situation, a research paper published the Knesset Research and Information Centre last summer shows that vulnerable groups affected by discrimination are not an exception when it comes to libraries. This is all the more so despite the rising professional, educational awareness of the growing critical need of the role libraries play in the teaching process. The research paper was signed by Etay Weissblay.

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Tuesday, October 26, 2021


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.