Avi Melamed.

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A New Middle East Requires a New Understanding.

Shalom, my name is Avi Melamed.  I am a former Israeli Intelligence Official and Senior Official on Arab Affairs. I am an expert on the Current Affairs in the Arab and Muslim World Arab and their impact on Israel and the Middle East.

I am a Strategic Intelligence Analyst, writer, teacher and lecturer and currently serve as the the Salisbury   Non-Resident Fellow of Intelligence and Middle East Affairs at the Eisenhower Institute at Gettysburg College, am the Founder and Director of Inside the Middle East: Intelligence Perspectives program, and the author of Inside the Middle East: Making Sense of the Most Dangerous and Complicated Region on Earth.

I hope that through my articles, videos, Intelligence Briefings and on the ground Intelligence Tours, I can offer you additional insight and understanding into what is going on in the region, and the impact regionally and globally. I hope you will find my analysis and commentary thought-provoking and I hope we will have a chance to meet in person in Israel. All my best. Avi

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Recorded Conference Call: Regional Chess Game – Awaiting Iran’s Move

Recorded Briefing, April 17 2018  ~ Regional Chess Game – Awaiting Iran’s Move   http://www.avimelamed.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/conference_3919965_49692.mp3

Regional Chess Game: Awaiting Iran’s Move

Immediate Intelligence Bulletin   April 17, 2018   Information: The sequence of events and developments on the ground in Syria last week increased the odds and hastened the scenario of an Israeli-Iranian military collision. On April 9, 2018, an attack on an Iranian base, located in the T-4 Syrian Air Force Base, located in the Homs district of Syria, killed…

Hamas’ ‘March of Return’ End Game In Gaza

An Article by By Charles Bybelezer | The Media Line ~ April 11, 2018   While the terror group has no appetite for a full-blown military conflict with Israel, the longer the turmoil continues the higher the probability of such an eventuality For the past two Fridays, tens of thousands of Palestinians have converged on the Gaza Strip border to participate in the…

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After the US Strike, What’s Next in the Middle East?

An Article by Chris Mitchell ~ April 14, 2018   The facts are clear.  A joint command of the U.S., Great Britain, and France launched a raid on three Syrian chemical weapons facilities.  Their strike came in response to a horrific chemical attack in Douma, Syria that left 75 dead.  The gruesome pictures of children and adults gasping for breath went viral…

Recorded Conference Call Briefing & Updates on events on the Israel-Gaza Border ~ Sunday, April 8th

This is a recording of a Conference Call Briefing I gave on April 8, 2018 on the Situation on the Israel – Gaza Border.    Recording Conference Call Briefing & Updates on events on the Israel-Gaza Border ~ Sunday, April 8t {"type":"audio","tracklist":false,"tracknumbers":true,"images":false,"artists":false,"tracks":[{"src":"https:\/\/www.avimelamed.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/2018\/04\/conference_3862822_48831-2.mp3","type":"audio\/mpeg","title":"Recording Conference Call Briefing & Updates on events on the Israel-Gaza Border ~ Sunday, April 8t","caption":"","description":"\"Conference Call Briefing & Updates…

The Palestinian March of Return: The Boxers Cautious Dance

INTELLIGENCE BULLETIN Information: On March 30, 2018, the Palestinians kicked-off a national effort entitled The March of Return Campaign, scheduled to consist of a series of protests and demonstrations centered in the Gaza Strip, and planned to a lesser extent, also in the areas ruled by the Palestinian Authority in the West Bank. (Click here for the article I published…

Palestinian Campaign – The March of Return: Towards a Burst of Major Israeli – Palestinian Violence?

Inside the Middle East – Intelligence Perspectives Immediate Intelligence Bulletin Palestinian Campaign – The March of Return: Towards a Burst of Major Israeli – Palestinian Violence?   March 29, 2018   The Palestinians have announced the launching of a The March of Return campaign, consisting of a series of protests and demonstrations centered in the Gaza Strip, and also planned…

The Massacre in Syria Continues

Inside the Middle East – Intelligence Perspectives Intelligence Bulletin The Massacre in Syria Continues   February 25, 2018 Ghouta al-Sharkia (Ghouta East) is a massive urban area on the eastern outskirts of Damascus. It is controlled by Jaysh al Islam “Islam’s Army” one of the major Syrian rebel groups. The estimated current population is 350,000. Throughout the month of February…

The Israeli – Iranian Direct Military Collision: At the Threshold of A Critical Junction

On February 10, 2018 an Iranian drone launched from Syria infiltrated Israeli territory. Israel intercepted the drone and it landed in Israeli territory. Following the downing of the Iranian drone – which was launched and controlled by Iranians who were operating in Syrian territory – Israeli jets destroyed the Syrian-based Iranian Command and Control Center which operated the drone. The…

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