The “status of Arabs in Israel” is one of the most controversial issues between segments of the “Jewish national majority”. It is clear that the “camp which casts doubt on, or is even hostile to, the idea of equal inclusion of the Arabs in Israel is clearly the largest compared to that which is willing to abandon its preferential status in favour of integrating the Arab public into the state and society affairs on an equal footing. In most cases, the latter camp does not waive the definition of Israel as the nation state of the Jewish people”!

On the 50th anniversary of the occupation, Israel-based Davar Rishon newspaper conducted interviews early this month with five Israelis who “adopt crystallised, complementary and integral visions on the future of Judea and Samaria (West Bank)”. These proposed four different options on the future of Israel and the West Bank. Davar Rishon made clear that the “only common

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

Unified Greater Jerusalem and Israeli sovereignty over the city are a central tenet of intellectual principles and research programmes of the Jerusalem Institute for Strategic Studies (JISS). Since it commenced its activity, the JISS has dedicated a set of studies and presentations on this issue. Published on the JISS website, these publications provide an complete picture of the

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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.