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Dr. Mordechai Kedar is a senior research associate at the Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies. He served for 25 years in IDF military intelligence specializing in Syria, Arab political discourse, Arab mass media, Islamic groups, and Israeli Arabs, and is an expert on the Muslim Brotherhood and other Islamist groups.

ARTICLES BY: Mordechai Kedar

April 7, 2021 11:00 am

Mansour Abbas and the Lebanonization of Israel

The political struggle in Israel has reached a deadlock because the actors are focused not on issues and ideology but on personal, sectorial, factional, and...

March 17, 2021 12:31 pm

Implications of the Latest Iranian Attack on Saudi Oil Facilities

The past two weeks have seen a considerable escalation in the fighting between Saudi Arabia and the Houthis in Yemen. The latter recently succeeded in...

February 16, 2021 12:23 pm

The Truth About Financial Aid to the Palestinian Authority

Much is said about the huge sums the world pours into the Palestinian Authority (PA), and what happens to them after they get there. The...

February 8, 2021 1:03 pm

The Double Whammy of the New US Envoy for Iranian Affairs

The new Biden administration has appointed Robert Malley as special envoy for Iranian affairs. This appointment puts Malley in a key position with great influence...

February 1, 2021 6:50 am

Is Israel in Contact With Syria?

Sporadic reports have been appearing lately about secret contacts between Israel and Syria aimed at forging ties. One report that garnered attention was published about...

January 25, 2021 5:08 am

What Can Israel Learn From the Descent of Lebanon?

Lebanon, like Syria, Jordan, Iraq, and Israel, was born on the ruins of the Ottoman Empire after its lands were conquered by Britain, which, together with...

January 18, 2021 4:50 am

The Interests Behind the Saudi-Qatar Rapprochement

The year 2021 began with refreshing news: after three years of a diplomatic and economic boycott of Qatar accompanied by a land blockade, Saudi Arabia...

January 5, 2021 5:10 am

Saudi Arabia vs. the Muslim Brotherhood

The Muslim Brotherhood was established in Egypt in 1928 to engage in three pursuits: to fight the British occupation of Egypt, to struggle against the...

January 4, 2021 5:50 am

The US and Israel Prepare for Iranian Revenge

On January 20, 2021, President Donald Trump is slated to exit the scene and perhaps even the stage of history -- but Iran remains. Its...

December 17, 2020 7:05 am

Ten Years Since the Arab Spring

On December 17, 2010, in a small provincial town in Tunisia, a young man named Muhammad Bouazizi set himself on fire in protest against a...

December 7, 2020 5:51 am

Politics, America, and Culture: Behind Saudi Arabia’s Hesitation

Many are puzzled by the Saudi reluctance to join the peace train and normalize relations with Israel. It is clear, after all, that Riyadh gave...

November 10, 2020 7:07 am

How Israel Should React to President-Elect Biden

One of the realities to which Israel will have to adjust during a Biden administration is that Barack Obama will probably play a role, officially...

October 20, 2020 5:39 am

No Longer United Against Israel: The New Arab World

For many years, it has been commonly accepted that there is an “Arab world.” That world had a unifying institution in the Arab League, a...

October 13, 2020 4:48 am

Turkey’s Relationship with ISIS Proves It Is Deserting Its European Allies

In view of Turkey’s increasingly divisive and destabilizing influence in the Middle East, the region’s biggest concern for the West could be President Recep Tayyip...


‘Shtisel’ Cast Members Teach Fans Common Yiddish Phrases Used in the Show

Cast members of the popular Israeli television series "Shtisel" explained some of the...

Plans Unveiled for New Royal Air Force Exhibit on Jewish Bomber Command Personnel

As part of the British soccer team Chelsea FC's "Say No to Antisemitism"...


Israeli Locust Slayers Train Ethiopians to Save Crops - Some call it a plague. Yoav Motro calls it a war. The enemies are the huge armies of desert...

An Israeli Soldier Gives His All for Lonely Senior Citizens - “Between 11th and 12th grade, after a tough fencing session, I saw a television report about all these...


Community ‘Living in Fear’ After Release of Alleged Attacker of...

Jewish families in New York's Riverdale neighborhood have been forced to live in fear after the pre-trial release of the...


Incendiary Balloons Launched From Gaza Set Off 6 Fires in Southern Israel

i24 News – At least six fires were lit in southern Israel on Thursday after balloons carrying incendiary devices were launched from the Gaza Strip, according to an Israeli Fire...

Middle East

Biden Stresses Importance of UAE Normalization With Israel in Call With Abu...

i24 News - US President Joe Biden discussed the strategic importance of the Abraham Accords that normalized relations between the United...

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