Why Hamas is Still Holding Out

There are six differences between Israel and Hamas that have a role to play in addition to the bravery and initiative of the IDF.     Before the start of Operation Protective Edge, an entire bevy of so-called “experts” appeared on Israeli media informing us of the weak state of Hamas, how its oxygen supply […]

On Rape, the Culture of Shame – and Radio Interviews

How objective information provided by an expert in a radio interview was skewed by those wishing to use it for political ends.   Before I write anything at all,I wish to make it clear  that I, Dr. Mordecai Kedar of the Department of Arabic at Bar Ilan University, am an avowed feminist – a fact […]

Gaza, A Tragedy of Errors

Every organization, like every group, has goals and objectives, and every group organizes its objectives according to its own priorities, with these objectives and their order of importance serving to reflect the group’s culture. Different groups have different objectives and different priorities, and it is the interaction between groups that exposes the objectives of each […]

Land Invasion: Beware the Trap Laid by Hamas

Hamas, for the last few days, has been continuing the war it lost in Judea and Samaria – from Gaza. The kidnapping and murder of the three boys afforded Israel the opportunity and legitimacy to hit hard at the organizaion’s infrastructure and send it several years back in its tracks, just when it was about […]

We, However, Are Guilty

We, However, Are Guilty The terrorists are not the only ones who bear guilt for the murders of Naftali, Eyal and Gil-ad. Published: Friday, July 04, 2014 12:06 AM   Dr. Mordechai Kedar Dr. Mordechai Kedar is a senior lecturer in the Department of Arabic at… ►   An entire nation stood mourning at the open graves […]

Next Goal for ISIS – Jordan. And Then?

Next Goal for ISIS – Jordan. And Then? Israel is going to face a tough choice if and when ISIS tries to take over Jordan. And the countdown has begun. Originally Published: Thursday, June 26, 2014 8:26 AM   Dr. Mordechai Kedar Ma’an  is a Bedouin village in the southern part of Jordan that has […]