Avi Melamed.

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Special Briefing | The Crisis in Yemen | March 9, 2021

The war in Yemen is escalating and intensifying, creating a growing humanitarian crisis in Yemen, and fueling increasing instability in the region. This Video Briefing contextualizes the war in Yemen and outlines what can be done to stabilize Yemen and the region.  


In this video Avi Melamed discusses the current situation in Iraq and how events in Iraq are linked to other Middle Eastern arenas including Syria, Iran, and the eight arenas of the Iranian-Arab power struggle.  


Video Briefing: The Middle East Legacy of Barack Obama

This video (to watch the video click below on “READ MORE”) compliments my latest article: This will also be the theme of my upcoming  North American Tour – February 7 – March 27, 2017. If you would like to invite me to speak to your community please email me at avi@avimelamed.com. Thank you, and as always, I hope you find this video…

Syrian Refugees Intelligence Bulletin

Intelligence Bulletin ***** Information Date:  Accumulating Event Date:  Ongoing Information Item:  The Sexual Exploitation of Refugee Syrian Girls Information Platform:  Varied Source:  Varied Source reliability:  Reliable Information validity:  Valid Relevant information:  One of the outcomes of the war in Syria is a huge influx of Syrian refugees both inside and outside Syria. According to UN official figures, the number of Syrian refugees in the region (mostly in Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey) is about 1.5 Million and the number of Syrian refugees inside Syria is around 2 Million. The real numbers are probably much higher.Syrian refugees are in a desperate situation. men from different parts of the Arab world are taking advantage of that. they offer families between $50 and $500…

Arab Perspectives: Operation Pillar of Defense (part 1)

In this video, that I originally filmed for Feenjan (please see below for more info), in Arabic (with English subtitles) I talk about the way Arabs view Israel’s motivation to launch Operation Pillar of Defense. In this video I discuss the real reason that motivated Israel to launch the operation that was not mentioned in the any analysis made by Arab writers, commentators or politicians and what can we learn from that.  Along with the different Arab reasons I present (some of which by the way are quite groundless…) I also share with you a most exceptional and rare perspective of a Kuwaiti columnist. I am not sure how many of you are familiar with my initiative Feenjan.  Feenjan – Israel speaks Arabic is a non-profit initiative which I founded and support that presents contemporary Israeli society and…

The Gaza Strip – Mercedes Benz and iPhone 5’s

October 16 2012  by Avi Melamed On October 7, 2012 the Estelle (boat) left Naples, Italy heading for the Gaza Strip. Reportedly, the boat is carrying goods for the people of Gaza like games, musical instruments, cement, etc.  The organizers announced that their goal is to draw the world’s attention to the suffering of the people in the Gaza Strip caused by the Israeli siege. On many occasions, both in briefings as well as in articles, I have discussed everyday life in the Gaza Strip.  Each time I talk about this issue I emphasize the following: Many people in Gaza struggle economically.  However, the narrative of the “humanitarian crisis” and the “suffering of the people of Gaza” (caused by the Israeli siege) that…

The Arab Awakening: An Era of New Slogans

November 8, 2011 by Avi Melamed In my video and accompanying article on the “The Arab Awakening” (published last month), I presented my thoughts regarding the recent events in the Arab world, labeled by many, as “The Arab Spring.” One of my observations was that these events marked the beginning of an era of new slogans in the Arab world and a departure from the old ones. One of the slogans I discussed was “Islam is the Solution” – the motto of the Muslim Brotherhood movement since its establishment in Egypt in the late 1920’s.  You can see this phrase written on walls, printed on bumper stickers and plastered on street signs all over the Arab world. Following the downfall of the…

Strategic Terror Attack in Southern Israel – Update

A similar analysis that I shared with you in the videos yesteday, regarding the objectives of Thursday’s terror attack, was published today by Tariq Alhomayed, the Chief Editor of the leading Arab newspaper, Asharq Al-Awsat.   Click here to view the article in Arabic and in  English It was reported by the Israeli radio network  Galei Zahal  as well as Reuters on Sunday that “Diplomatic Sources” qouted intelligence reports indicating that Iran has cut, or fully-suspended, it’s financial support of Hamas.  (I refer to this in Part 3 of the video).   Click here for the Galei Tzahal report in Hebrew and here for the Reuters report in English

Strategic Terror Attack in Southern Israel – Video

August 19, 2011 Below are 3 videos by Avi Melamed about the recent terror attack on the Israeli-Egyptian border: Terror Attack in the South of Israel:  Who was caught in the trap? Part 1 of 3 Terror Attack in the South of Israel:  Who was caught in the trap?  Part 2 of 3 Terror Attack in the South of Israel:  Who was caught in the trap?  Part 3 of 3  


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