B’Tselem  The Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories and HaMoked  Centre for the Defence of the Individual released a new report, titled Unprotected: The Detention of Palestinian Teenagers in East Jerusalem. Palestinian teenagers from East Jerusalem are pulled out of bed in the middle of the night, unnecessarily handcuffed and then made to spend a long time waiting for their interrogation to begin. Only then, when they are tired and broken, are they taken in for lengthy

I finally heard, albeit reluctantly, parts of the speech delivered by the Israeli Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein (Likud): “and [ye shall] proclaim liberty throughout all the land unto all the inhabitants thereof”. This was one of the verses I heard him quote many times in his speech at the official, nationalist right wing celebration, the so-called Fifty Years of Settlement in Judea and Samaria.

Saturday, September 25, 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.