The annual report of the Jewish People Policy Institute (JPPI) warns that Israel is facing regional challenges although regular armies in the region do not pose a threat to Israel. This is particularly the case because of Iran’s presence in Syria. Chaired by US Advisor Dennis Ross, the JPPI is a think tank of the Jewish-Zionist Agency.

Shlomo Brom, a researcher specialising in Palestinian affairs at the Institute for National Security Studies, Tel Aviv University, said that the current timing of the Palestinian reconciliation agreement between Fatah and Hamas was suitable for the conduct of US President Donald Trump’s Administration and Government of Israel.

As in every annual report, the Jewish People Policy Institute designates a section to address the issues of identity and allegiance among the world Jewry, with the exception of the Jewish Israelis. It is believed that allegiance to religion, in particular and at any level whatsoever, might be a prelude to a Jew’s willingness to migrate from their homeland to Israel. However, this willingness decreases considerably among those who merely call themselves Jews, without any connection to religious and cultural institutions in various homelands of the Jews around the world.

Tuesday, October 26, 2021

MADAR CENTER

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.

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