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January 27, 2015 / 7 Shevat, 5775
 
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Mordechai Kedar: Tribalism in the Middle East – The Real Thing

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The article is published in the framework of the Center for the Study of the Middle East and Islam (under formation), Bar Ilan University, Israel. It was also published in Makor Rishon, a Hebrew weekly newspaper.

About the Author: Dr. Mordechai Kedar (Ph.D. Bar-Ilan U.) Served for 25 years in IDF Military Intelligence specializing in Arab political discourse, Arab mass media, Islamic groups and the Syrian domestic arena. A lecturer in Arabic at Bar-Ilan U., he is also an expert on Israeli Arabs.


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3 Responses to “Mordechai Kedar: Tribalism in the Middle East – The Real Thing”

  1. Lori Lowenthal Marcus says:

    Kedar is both brilliant and extremely knowledgeable. He understands the Arab mentality in a way that most westerners, especially leadership, refuse to absorb. That is unfortunate for all of us because western policies would be very different, and much more successful, if they integrated Kedar’s explanations.

  2. Steve says:

    That’s one reason why we are having his writings made accessible to the English speaking crowd.

  3. Lori Lowenthal Marcus says:

    Then you will be providing a great service. Thank you.

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