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Mordechai Kedar is an Israeli scholar of Arab culture and a lecturer at Bar-Ilan University, and the vice president of NEWSRAEL

Orientalist and lecturer in the Department of Arabic at Bar-Ilan University. Research Fellow at the Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies at Bar-Ilan University. Vice President of "NEWSRAEL - Pro-Israeli Dynamic Feed".

He completed all his academic studies at Bar-Ilan University. In 1981–1983 he studied for a bachelor’s degree in the Department of Arabic and the Department of Political Science, and in 1991–1997 he completed a doctorate in the Department of Arabic. The topic of his doctoral dissertation was "The Public Political Language of the Assad Regime in Syria: Messages and Ways of Expressing Them." In 2000, he was appointed a lecturer at Bar-Ilan University.

In 1970 he enlisted in the IDF, served in the Armed Forces and completed his service, after 25 years, with the rank of lieutenant colonel.

Areas of Research:

  • Islam
  • Islamic Movements
  • Gender issues in Islam
  • Arabic mass media
  • Popular culture in the Arab world
  • State and society in the Arab world

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Bar-Ilan University

Oct 1991Sep 1997

Award Date: 30 Sep 1997

Bachelor, Bar-Ilan University

Oct 1979Jun 1982

Award Date: 30 Jun 1982


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