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

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.

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

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

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.