Mada al-Carmel — Arab Center for Applied Social Research generates and provides information, critical analysis, and diverse perspectives on the social and political life and history of Palestinians, with particular attention to Palestinians within Israel’s 1948 boundaries. Mada also advances critical research on Israeli society and politics in order to further understanding of its undercurrents, particularly in relation to policies toward Palestinians and Palestine. Read more…
The majority of the Palestinian community in Israel, 78%, holds the Israeli government responsible for the recent outbreak of violence; 66% report that they do not feel safe after Israeli police appealed to the public to carry guns; and only a minority, 15%, feels a high sense of security regarding the future of the Palestinian community in Israel. more..
Mada’s Gender Studies Program director Nadera Shalhoub-Kevorkian co-authored an article entitled “Funding Pain: Bedouin Women and Political Economy in the Naqab/Negev” with Himmat Zu’bi, Antonina Griecci and Rachel Busbridge. The article was published in Routledge’s Feminist Economics Journal (Volume 20: Issue 4).
This article explores how the economy of international funding for local nongovernmental organizations impacts Palestinian activism and resistance inside the state of Israel. more..
On 9/9/2015, the Israel Studies Program at Mada al-Carmel issued a research paper entitled “Attitudes of Palestinians in Israel: Government Performance, Issues of Equality and Democracy, and Peace Negotiations.” The paper was prepared by Dr. Aas Atrash and Dr. Ameed Saabneh as part of the second issue of the Mada Files publication, entitled “Forms of Israeli Violence Against Palestinians.” read more..
Mada al-Carmel held a workshop on the future of Arab political coalitions in Israel and the role of the Joint List on Friday May 22nd, 2015, with the participation of MKs Dr. Jamal Zahalka and Mr. Ayman Odeh from the Joint List. The discussion was facilitated by Professor Nadim Rouhana, the founding director of Mada al-Carmel.
Professor Rouhana discussed issues regarding the formation of coalitions between Arab political parties with divergent ideologies. read more..
In continuance of its agenda of promoting excellence and creativity among the Palestinian people and heritage among the community, and as a token of respect to institutions that have accomplished unique goals in assistance of the social, cultural, and economic development of the Palestinian people, as well as to pioneering individuals working in service of Palestine, the Welfare Association distributed its awards for 2014 in Haifa on Wednesday June 3rd, 2015. read more..
In commemoration of the Nakba, Mada al-Carmel’s Gender Studies Program (GSP) hosted a panel on May 14th, 2015, entitled “The Palestinian Woman and The Justice System: Between the Nakba (Catastrophe) and the Catastrophic Present.”
Professor Nadera Shalhoub-Kevorkian, the director of the GSP, opened the panel with a lecture connecting the historical experiences of women living under the Zionist legal system imposed during the Nakba to the present-day hardships faced by.. read more..