Yehuda Kedar was born in 1925 in Budapest. On his mother's side he is related to Herzl. Yehuda cames from a very zionist family, and they did Aliyah in 1935. They settled in Beit VaGan (Bat Yam). In 1941, at the age of 17, joined Palmach. He served as weaponeer, medic and signal operator. Yehuda was one of the founders and served as military commarder of Birya settlement. He was caught by the British and was imprisoned in Acre prison. There he was tortured and sentenced to death, but eventually was pardoned. Yehuda took part in the battle of Jerusalem where he was injured. After his recovery help establish the tenth brigade of Palmach and served as intelligence officer. He took part in Operation Horev. After the establishment of IDF he was in charge of the first intelligence officer's course. As a geographer, he founded the Geography Faculty at Tel Aviv and Haifa Universities.