29 November 2017 marks the 70th anniversary of the landmark United Nations Resolution 181, which provides for establishing two independent states in Historic Palestine (Partition Plan). For 70 years, only one state, namely the State of Israel, has been in existence. It lies over an area that is much larger than that originally designated by the Partition Plan. This state exercises military control over all Historic Palestine, and even more so.

A case instituted by detainees through the Public Committee Against Torture in srael to the Investigation Department of the Israeli Police:

This report presents detailed information on the events that took place on the night metal detectors were removed on yards of the Al-Aqsa Mosque. In addition to torture and ill-treatment, sponge bullets and stun grenades were fired at worshippers.

Late in November 2017, the Association for Civil Rights in Israel (ACRI) published a summary special report, documenting a series of regulations and legislative initiatives introduced by the current 20th Knesset. These reflect a systematic, frenetic effort made by the ruling right wing to promote and consolidate its positions and power in various spheres by means of curtailing the democratic space in Israel.

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.