Mordechai Kedar

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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 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.[1] The Los Angeles Times' Edmund Sanders described him as "one of the few Arabic-speaking Israeli pundits seen on Arabic satellite channels defending Israel".[2]


Mordechai Kedar said in June 2008, on Al-Jazeera, that "Jerusalem belongs to the Jews, period" and also said that Jerusalem was not mentioned in the Qur'an.[3]


  1. ^ "Lt. Col. (res.) Dr. Mordechai Kedar". The Begin–Sadat Center for Strategic Studies. Bar-Ilan University. Retrieved 2011-04-08. 
  2. ^ Edmund Sanders (June 26, 2011). "Israel urged to speak directly to Arab world". Los Angeles Times. 
  3. ^ "Video: Dr. Mordechai Kedar on Al-Jazeera". 

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