Changing Israel-Arab relationships

October 20, 2020 by A J-Wire community service announcement
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Tomorrow’s virtual event by the Australian Jewish Association (AJA) is with renowned Israeli scholar and expert on Arab and Islamic issues, Dr Mordechai Kedar.

Dr Mordechai Kedar [L] during one of his debates on Al-Jazeera

It is proposed to discuss the wider implications of the Israel-UAE-Bahrain normalization arrangements known as the Abraham Accords. Issues to be considered include the evolving diplomatic, economic and security relations between Israel and Arab states in the Middle East.

But also, what does this mean for the Palestinian Authority and Hamas? What of the vehemently negative reactions by Iran and Turkey – do these cause practical concerns? Does the detail contain restrictions applicable to the Temple Mount? Are other Arab/Muslim states ready to enter agreements similar to UAE & Bahrain? Is the extension of Israeli sovereignty in Judea-Samaria really off the table? How much turns on the US Presidential election?

Lt. Col. Dr Mordechai Kedar is a senior research associate at the Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies, and a lecturer of Arabic and Middle East studies at Bar-Ilan University.

He served for 25 years in IDF military intelligence specialising in Arabic culture, politics, media, and Islamic groups, and Israeli Arabs.

Mordechai speaks fluent Arabic and has studied the Koran and Islamic sources extensively. He is an expert on the Muslim Brotherhood and other Islamist groups.

Mordechai is one of the few Arabic-speaking Israeli advocates seen on Arabic channels defending Israel. Some of his debates in Arabic on Al-Jazeera have become almost legendary.

Mordechai is a highly sort-after speaker around the world and often advises Israeli and US authorities.

The event will be held via Zoom on Wednesday 21 October at 8:00 pm AEDT. If you wish to join, set a reminder to use this login  a few minutes prior to commencement.


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