Terror on the Border – Who is the True Victim?

by Mordechai Kedar Thanks to the One Who dwells on High, Israeli Intelligence, Shabak (Israel’s General Security Service) and the IDF, Israel was able to foil a massive attack last Sunday, when it attacked and destroyed a terrorist cell that had infiltrated from Sinai by way of the Kerem Shalom Crossing in an Egyptian personnel […]

Christians of the Middle East – Endangered Communities

by Mordechai Kedar Read the article in the original עבריתRead the article in Italiano (translated by Yehudit Weisz, edited by Angelo Pezzana)For hundreds of years, members of many religions lived side by side in the Middle East, usually with a spirit of mutual tolerance and acceptance of the Other. Muslims, Christians, Jews, Druze, Alawites, Zoroastrians, […]

Total Destruction

by Mordechai Kedar Read the article in Italiano (translated by Yehudit Weisz, edited by Angelo Pezzana) Although I do not generally do so, I will open with an Arabic joke, because in the Arab world (and perhaps in other places as well) people often use humor to speak the truth about reality. I will begin […]

On Academia, Politics and Survival in the Middle East

by Mordechai Kedar Read the article in the original עברית Read the article in Italiano (translated by Yehudit Weisz, edited by Angelo Pezzana) I will begin with a disclosure: I am the head of The Israeli Academic Monitor, an organization whose goal is to expose publicly the political activities of those Israeli academics who engage […]

Tribal Democracy

by Mordechai Kedar Read the article in the original עבריתRead the article in Italiano (translated by Yehudit Weisz, edited by Angelo Pezzana) At the end of last week, for the first time in its history, free democratic elections were held in Libya for the 200 members of the Transitional Legislative Council; 120 “independent” members, meaning […]

Jordan and Radical Islam

by Mordechai Kedar Read the article in Italiano (translated by Yehudit Weisz, edited by Angelo Pezzana) Ever since December 2010, when the phenomenon known as the “Arab Spring” began in Tunisia, there has been one motto that passes, like a leitmotif through each Arab domain: “The people want to overthrow the regime”. This motto is […]