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“Why is it so Difficult to Understand the Middle East?”

February 13, 2017 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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The Endowment for Middle East Truth invites you to a Dr. Miriam & Sheldon G. Adelson Capitol Hill Seminar:

“Why is it so Difficult to Understand the Middle East”

Dr. Mordechai Kedar

Monday, February 13, 2017
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Rayburn House Office Building
Room 2045
Washington D.C.

For those who are outside of the DC area, please join us live on EMET’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/EMET4U/


Lunch to be served. All dietary laws observed.
Please direct any questions to Deanne at dheffernan@emetonline.org

The political landscape in the Middle East is rapidly changing; the Islamic State continues to control large areas of Syria and Iraq, Russia’s footprint in Syria has increased with its support for Assad, and Iran is continuing to back the Assad regime, and Hezbollah.  At the same time, Saudi Arabia and Iran are supporting opposing factions in Lebanon, Iraq, Syria, and Bahrain. And the Syrian civil war has resulted in the death of nearly 500,000 people.

Why is the violence in the Muslim and Arab world escalating? What does the Western world need to understand about the Middle East to address the increasing turmoil?

Please join us as Dr. Mordechai Kedar explores the various factors that play a role in shaping the events of the region.

About Dr. Mordechai Kedar: He is an Israeli scholar of Arabic literature and a lecturer at Bar-Ilan University. He holds the Ph.D. from Bar-Ilan University.  Kedar is an academic expert on the Israeli Arab population. He served for twenty-five years in IDF Military Intelligence, where he specialized in Islamic groups, the political discourse of Arab countries, the Arabic press and mass media, and the Syrian domestic arena.  He is a highly published author who has consulted with both the United States Armed Forces as well as Israeli forces. The Los Angeles Times’ Edmund Sanders described Dr. Kedar as “one of the few Arabic-speaking Israeli pundits seen on Arabic satellite channels defending Israel.”

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February 13, 2017
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM


Rayburn House Office Building
Independence Ave, between First Ave. NW and South Capitol Street
Washington, DC 20515 United States
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