A new MADAR publication analyzes the background of the Nation-State Law and explores its legal and political consequences
Ramallah: The Palestinian Forum for Israeli Studies (MADAR) has recently published Basic Law: Israel as the Nation-State of the Jewish People: Reality and Dimensions. This 104-page book presents a collection of articles that cast light on the legal and political dimensions of the Basic Law: Israel as the Nation-State of the Jewish People (Nation-State Law). It explores various impacts of the law on Palestinians in the 1948 territory, the question of Palestine, and prospects for ending the occupation. The book also investigates the background of the Nation-State Law, its relation to the changes underway in Israel, and the domestic debate that attended its enactment.
This volume presents a collection of analytical studies and articles by a group of Palestinian researchers. Contributions attempt to unveil analogies and differences between the Israeli governance system and apartheid regime of South Africa. Informed by the latest theoretical illuminations in the field of settler colonialism, nationalism and critical theory, the various studies included in this volume aim to understand subjugation dynamics and control practices , used by the Israeli authorities to construct, maintain and naturalize Jewish ethno-racial supremacy over the Palestinians in Israel/Palestine. The volume explores the religious, juridical and national discursive practices, which (re)produces, legitimize, and promotes hierarchical citizenship and reproduces it as a normative state and integral part of the Israel’s collective common sense.
Ramallah – The Palestinian Forum for Israeli Studies (MADAR) has recently published Transformations in the Military Rule of the West Bank. Authored by Khaled Anabtawi, the book comprises 144 pages.
The publication revisits the inception and evolution of the military rule of the West Bank, tracing back its legal justifications, political points of reference and goals. It also reviews relevant transformations that maintained the essence of the occupation enterprise, which is premised on land grab, denial of Palestinian sovereignty, control of the Palestinian society, and confinement of Palestinians to cantons.
MADAR Publishes Israel and Apartheid: Comparative Studies
Ramallah – The Palestinian Forum for Israeli Studies (MADAR) has recently published Israel and Apartheid: Comparative Studies. Authored by several scholars, the book offers a collection of studies and articles, which attempt to explore analogies, differences and intersections between control systems within the apartheid and Israeli regimes. As an approach, the contributions take into account the distinct contexts of persecution, control and political projections.
Ramallah: The Palestinian Forum for Israeli Studies (MADAR) has recently published Israeli Planning in Jerusalem: Strategies for Control and Hegemony by Yousef Rafiq Jabarin. Totalling 144 pages, the book is premised on the fact that the Israeli “hegemony planning” in Jerusalem is ideological. It does not take account of the Palestinians’ right and existence in the city. It is a geopolitical planning with long term purposes and objectives. Exhibiting a dark side, power is the backbone of the Israeli hegemony planning system. Most often, it employs military and economic measures, land policies and planning to achieve Israel’s goals.