Mordechai Kedar (Hebrew: מרדכי קידר, Arabic: مردخاي كيدار; born 1952 in Tel Aviv) is an Israeli scholar of Arabic literature and a lecturer at Bar-Ilan University. He holds the Ph.D. from Bar-Ilan University.
Kedar is an academic expert on the Israeli Arab population. He served for twenty-five years in IDF Military Intelligence, where he specialized in Islamic groups, the political discourse of Arab countries, the Arabic press and mass media, and the Syrian domestic arena. The Los Angeles Times' Edmund Sanders described him as "one of the few Arabic-speaking Israeli pundits seen on Arabic satellite channels defending Israel".
According to Israel National News, Kedar said in June 2008 that "Jerusalem belongs to the Jews, period" and also said that Jerusalem was not mentioned in the Qur'an.
- Asad in Search of Legitimacy – Message and Rhetoric in the Syrian Press under Hafiz and Bashar. Sussex Academic Press. 2006. ISBN 978-1-84519-185-6.
- "The Psychological Asymmetry of Islamist Warfare". Middle East Quarterly. Spring 2008. pp. 37–44. Retrieved 2011-04-08.
- "Understanding the Iranians". The Jerusalem Post. December 14, 2005. Retrieved 2011-04-08.
- "The Myth of al-Aqsa". Ynetnews. September 15, 2008. Retrieved 2011-04-08.
- "Lt. Col. (res.) Dr. Mordechai Kedar". The Begin–Sadat Center for Strategic Studies. Bar-Ilan University. Retrieved 2011-04-08.
- Edmund Sanders (June 26, 2011). "Israel urged to speak directly to Arab world". Los Angeles Times.
- Ronen, Gil. "Video: Dr. Mordechai Kedar on Al-Jazeera, Eloquent and Unafraid". Israel National News. Retrieved 2011-04-08.