Avi Melamed.




Intelligence Analyst.

A New Middle East Requires a New Understanding.

Shalom, my name is Avi Melamed.

I am a Strategic Intelligence Analyst, writer, teacher, and lecturer.  I am the Founder and CEO Inside the Middle East: Intelligence Perspectives ~ ITME, and the author of Inside the Middle East: Making Sense of the Most Dangerous and Complicated Region on Earth.

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 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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“Defending Al-Aqsa” & Politics in the Middle East

Avi Melamed ~ Inside The Middle East April 30, 2022 In April 2022, Muslims mark the holy month of Ramadan. Throughout April, violent clashes took place in the al-Aqsa compound in Jerusalem between Palestinians and Israeli police. The Palestinians argue they are “Defending al-Aqsa.” The slogan ‘defending al-Aqsa’ has been prevalent in the Muslim world since the early days of…

Houthi Attack on the UAE | Iran Attempting to Dictate the Deterrence Equation

Avi Melamed ~ Inside The Middle East Information On January 17, 2022, an oil depot facility near the Abu Dhabi international airport was attacked apparently by assault drone(s). As a result of the attack, three people were killed, and six were injured. A Houthi military spokesman in Yemen claimed the Houthis carried out the attack. Background: The War in Yemen…

Is Lebanon on the Verge of a Military Coup?

Avi Melamed ~ Inside The Middle East This article was originally published in Algemeiner on July 22, 2021. Here is a link to the original article https://www.algemeiner.com/2021/07/22/is-lebanon-on-the-verge-of-a-military-coup/    A combination of sectarian politics, ethnic divide, animosity, and corruption has brought Lebanon — the country once called the “Paris of the Middle East” — to the brink of destruction. But there…

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Understanding the Israel-Gaza War (May 10 – 21, 2021) | Is There A Winner?

Avi Melamed ~ Inside The Middle East This video analyzes the latest war between Israel and the Islamist groups in Gaza – namely Hamas and Islamic Jihad in Palestine. How did the war begin? What were the objectives of both sides? Were those objectives achieved? Is there a winner?   This message follows my “Message To Western Leaders” following the…

Rising Tensions | Are We On the Verge of Another Escalation? Avi Melamed | I24 NEWS (June 10, 2021)

Avi Melamed ~ Inside The Middle East The delayed Jerusalem Day March of Flags that was supposed to take place on May 10, 2021, may go forward next week. Three Palestinians were killed in a skirmish with Israeli forces in the West Bank. Could these events reignite the violence? Would the Arab world support or frown on another round? I…

Egypt & Gaza | Avi Melamed I24 News (English)

Avi Melamed ~ Inside The Middle East Why is Egypt so currently engaged with Gaza? Will the ceasefire between Israel & Gaza hold? I explore all of these issues and others in this interview. Facebook Comments #wpdevar_comment_7 span,#wpdevar_comment_7 iframe{width:100% !important;} #wpdevar_comment_7 iframe{max-height: 100% !important;}

The Israel-Gaza War | My Message to Western Leaders

Avi Melamed ~ Inside The Middle East This message follows a series of seven videos in which I outlined the events leading up to the escalation between Israel and the Islamist groups in Gaza – namely Hamas and Islamic Jihad in Palestine Here is a link to Part 1 of that 7 part series https://youtu.be/JEOgB771Pq8 If you would like to…

Understanding The Current Escalation | Israel-Gaza War | Part 7 of 7

Avi Melamed ~ Inside The Middle East In this seven-part series, I will outline the events leading up to the current escalation between Israel and the Gaza Strip. To Watch PART 1 https://youtu.be/JEOgB771Pq8 For more ARTICLES AND VIDEOS please visit my blog | A New Middle East Requires A New Understanding https://www.avimelamed.com/blog/ For a list of my Geoplotical Briefings, Classes, Lectures,…

A Third Intifada on the Rise?

Avi Melamed ~ Inside The Middle East Alma’s Ibrahim Abu Ahmad and intelligence analyst and Avi Melamed, founder of Inside The Middle East Intelligence Perspectives (ITME) discuss the developments in Sheikh Jarrah, Al Aqsa Mosque, Gaza, and the violence between Jews and Arab inside Israel. Are we on the way to a Third Intifada?!   Facebook Comments #wpdevar_comment_10 span,#wpdevar_comment_10 iframe{width:100%…

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