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Mordechai Kedar Lecture

Tuesday, May 7, 2019 2 Iyyar 5779

6:00 PM - 8:00 PMBeit Shalom

To celebrate Yom Hazikaron, a special opportunity to meet renowned expert on Israel and Arab culture, Mordechai Kedar. This is Dr. Kedar's only Hawaii appearance on his current US speaking tour.

These days the Middle East is undergoing a profound and historic transformation. Many Middle East scholars are attempting to understand the developments in the Arab world and in the Arab and Muslim culture and religion. Additionally, Iran’s nuclear aspirations are the cause of a deep concern to many all over the world. 

Dr. Mordechai Kedar, the Director of the Center for the Study of the Middle East and Islam (under formation), a research associate of the Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies and a lecturer in the Department of Arabic Studies at Bar-Ilan University in Israel, is one of Israel’s leading figures in understanding the Arab world. Until recently he was the Middle East analyst of the daily newspaper “Makor Rishon” as well as other publications. Dr. Kedar is a frequent guest in the Israeli, Arab and international media. In January of 2011, Dr. Kedar gave a very insightful presentation on Capitol Hill on “Why is the Middle East Such a Difficult Area for Americans and Westerners to Understand?” 

Dr. Kedar will be on a speaking tour, visiting North America, He is coming to Maui for one day only, on May 7th, 2019 for Yom Hazikaron (Israel memorial day). His lectures present a reasoned analysis of the Middle East, Israel’s existence within the Middle Eastern environment, the struggle over Jerusalem, and Anti-Semitism in the Islamic world and Iran.

Reservations open Friday April 5.

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