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Avi Melamed.

Middle East Strategic
Intelligence Analyst.

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Avi Melamed

Middle East Strategic Intelligence Analyst – 

Because True Knowledge Is A Real Asset


Avi Melamed is a Strategic Intelligence Analyst and an Expert on the Current Affairs in the Arab and Muslim World and their impact on the Middle East.

He is the Founder and CEO of Inside the Middle East: Intelligence Perspectives (ITME), an empowering intelligence analysis praxis transforming students and practitioners into knowledgeable, media literate, critical thinkers.

As an Author, Educator, Expert, and Strategic Intelligence Analyst, Avi provides Intelligence Analysis, Briefings, and Geopolitical Tours to diplomats, Israeli and foreign policymakers, global media outlets, and a wide variety of international businesses, organizations, and private clients on a range of Israel and Middle East Affairs.

From 2013 – 2018, Avi served as the Salisbury Fellow of Intelligence and Middle East Affairs for the Eisenhower Institute. Under his leadership, ITME grew from an undergraduate initiative, to include workshops and seminars from High Schools to Capitol Hill, directly impacting the outlook, educational path, and career trajectory of more than 150 current and future leaders. In its sixth year – now an independent 501c3, ITME has the same mission – to provide a non-partisan education on the contemporary Middle East while teaching critical analysis in an innovative and engaging fashion. Its goal is to ensure that the next generation of policy influencers will be equipped with the knowledge, skills, and tools to independently and accurately decipher the Middle East and accurately predict the direction of future events.

Avi is a former Israeli Intelligence Official and Senior Official on Arab Affairs. In his public service, he has held high-risk Government, Senior Advisory, Intelligence and Counter-Terrorist intelligence positions in Arab cities and communities throughout the region – often in very sensitive times – on behalf of Israeli Government agencies.

He has co-authored Separate and Unequal: Israel’s Rule in East Jerusalem and wrote Ubrusi: The Novel. His newest book, Inside the Middle East: Making Sense of the Most Dangerous and Complicated Region on Earth, (also available as an audiobook) – a GPS to help you navigate the dramatically changing Middle East, offers a unique insight into the Arab world, challenges widely-accepted perceptions, provides a guide to make sense of the events unfolding in the region, and provides an out of the box idea that could lead to a positive breakthrough in the Israeli- Palestinian conflict.

Avi is the founder and creator of Feenjan – Israel speaks Arabic, a non-profit initiative that presents contemporary Israeli society and culture to the Arab world in Arabic and is as a platform for Israelis and Arabs to discover and discuss issues of common interest. Moreover, in the private sector, facilitates relationships between Israeli and international firms and potential partners in the Arab world.

An Israeli Jew, fluent in Arabic, English, and Hebrew, with a unique understanding of Arab society and culture, Avi has his finger on the pulse on the Arab world. He has a proven record of foreseeing the evolution of events in the Middle East and their impact on a local and regional level.

Through all of his efforts, as an analyst, educator, entrepreneur, and writer, he is a bridge-builder and dedicates himself to enhancing the Arabic, English, and Hebrew speaking audience’s comprehensive understanding of the Middle East and each other.

The Middle East is a Chain of Links. What Happens in one-part impacts what happens in another – And what happens in the Middle East does not stay in the Middle East. Author, Educator, Lecturer, Entrepreneur, Intelligence Analyst, Middle East Expert, Avi Melamed Takes You Inside the Middle East. His decades of experience in Government, Senior Advisory, Intelligence, and Counterterrorism in Arab cities and communities throughout the region Help You Connect The Dots and Build A Three Dimensional Picture of Reality.

Contact Info:

Israel Mobile +972-50-540-9905 |   US Land Line 202-239-8879 | US Mobile 202-316-9252

Email avi@avimelamed.com

Website www.avimelamed.com Twitter @AviMelamed Facebook @InsideTheMiddleEast

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Avi is a frequent contributor in Arabic, Hebrew and English to many news outlets:







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American Israel Joint Distribution Committee; American Jewish Committee; American University; Center for Israel and Jewish Affairs; Foreign Diplomats and Embassies; Galilee Institute; Georgetown University; Gettysburg College; Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation; Herzeliya Interdisciplinary Center; International School Hong Kong; Israel & Co.; Israel Border Police Senior Command; Israel Embassy; Israel Defense Forces; Israel Ministry of Defense; Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Israel Police; Israel Prison Authority; Israeli Colleges: Jewish Agency For Israel; Jewish Community Relations Council; Jerusalem Foundation; Jewish National Fund; Hillel; Katedra – Network of Israeli Colleges; Keren Hayesod; The Lawrenceville School; Machon Avshalom; Limmud; MASA; Onward Israel; Peres Center for Peace; The Israel Project; Tufts University; University of California; the United States Army; World Presidents Organization, etc.

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