Israel Studies (4): Post-Zionism

Israel Studies (4): Post-Zionism

For nearly two decades from the 1980s until the mid-2000s the post-Zionist movement revealed the tensions and contradictions inherent in the official, state-backed narrative of Zionism. This article, by Hani Ramadan Talib, focuses on the following two main questions: What is does 'post-Zionism' really mean, and what role does it... Details
The Arab student movement in Israeli Universities: A Personal Narrative

The Arab student movement in Israeli Universities: A Personal Narrative

Mada al-Carmel has recently launched a new project which centers on Palestinian autobiographical writing. By inviting community members and activists to write about and reflect upon their own experiences, Mada hopes this project will offer up fresh perspectives on the significant political and historical events which have shaped Palestinian life... Details
Position Paper: Future implications of the Israeli-Emirati Peace Agreement

Position Paper: Future implications of the Israeli-Emirati Peace Agreement

In recent years, there has been an unusual sort of race between Arab states (especially those in the Gulf) in pursuing a policy of normalization with Israel, with various nations having secret diplomatic channels with the ultimate aim of establishing official relationships. Practical steps towards normalization have notably accelerated- these... Details
Position Paper: Dissolving the Palestinian Authority in the instance of Israeli Annexation

Position Paper: Dissolving the Palestinian Authority in the instance of Israeli Annexation

This paper by Dr Khaled Khalil al-Shaykh Abdallah weighs up the idea of dissolving the Palestinian Authority in the instance of Israel implementing its plan to annex portions of the occupied Palestinian West Bank. It discusses four common positions on this idea: the first advocates dissolving the PA and formally... Details
Publication of Paper Analyzing the Israeli-American ‘Peace Plan’

Publication of Paper Analyzing the Israeli-American ‘Peace Plan’

Mada al-Carmel have released an article in English responding to the American ‘Peace to Prosperity’ proposal for Israel-Palestine, colloquially known the ‘Deal of the Century’. Authored by Mada director Dr. Mohanad Mustafa, the article systematically analyzes the text and political import of US plan, and shows that it is a... Details
Israeli Neoliberalism (1): Neoliberalism and Palestinian Health in Israel. 

Israeli Neoliberalism (1): Neoliberalism and Palestinian Health in Israel. 

This study written by Ahlam Rahal investigates and analyzes public health and Israel's indigenous Palestinian community. Focusing on the last few decades, in which Israel underwent major neoliberal reforms, the study also takes into account the positionality of Palestinians in relation to the Israeli state and the historical power struggles... Details
Position Paper: Confronting the Israeli Annexation Plan

Position Paper: Confronting the Israeli Annexation Plan

On the 29th of June, Mada released a new position paper addressing the proposal to annex large areas of the Occupied Palestinian West Bank. Whilst the long-slated July 1st date for annexation has come and gone, it remains at the top of the current Israeli government's agenda. This position paper,... Details
Mada releases Arabic translation of article by Israeli academic Gershon Shafir: “Aspects of Zionist and European Colonialism”

Mada releases Arabic translation of article by Israeli academic Gershon Shafir: “Aspects of Zionist and European Colonialism”

An essay by renowned Israeli academic Gershon Shafir has been translated and released in Arabic by Mada al Carmel. The translation was carried out by the writer and activist Antoine Shalhat, who has formerly served as a member on Mada's board. Whilst Shafir's article is not newly published, Mada's research... Details
Position paper: The effect of the Coronavirus crisis on Palestinians in the Naqab

Position paper: The effect of the Coronavirus crisis on Palestinians in the Naqab

This position paper argues for a considered and specific approach to redressing some of the problems that the Coronavirus crisis has thrown up for Israel's Palestinian community, with a particular focus on the Bedouins of the Naqab. These marginalised groups have suffered greatly from the economic and social impact of... Details
Publication of Jadal no. 37: Selected texts from Palestinian PhD students (2019)

Publication of Jadal no. 37: Selected texts from Palestinian PhD students (2019)

Mada al-Carmel has recently published the 37th edition of its online journal Jadal. It features essays from Palestinian doctoral students who participated in Mada's 2019 PhD student seminar. In their introduction to the edition, editors Areen Hawari and Dr. Mohanned Mustafa describe the importance of generating rigorous Arabic-language scholarship, and... Details