Intelligence Analysis Techniques

Media Assessment & Critique

360⁰ Predictive Skills

Historical & Holistic Knowledge of the Middle East

The Antidote for Partisan, Biased, “Fake” News & Myopic Vision

“Inside the Middle East” is a tool kit for motivated students and practitioners. ITME teaches you to separate the wheat from the chaff, think critically, challenge popular tropes, evaluate primary sources and apply these skills to fast-breaking, real world issues.


ITME doesn’t teach WHAT to think – ITME teaches HOW to think.

Gettysburg College – ITME4 VIDEO ~ 2016 – 2017

Program opportunities:

  • Year-and semester-long academic program (with or without Middle East trip)
  • Multi-day seminar
  • Colloquia
  • Trainings
  • Speeches



What ITME students are saying:

  • “ITME” changed my entire way of thinking.”
  • “ITME changed the entire trajectory of my academic and professional career”
  • “ITME was the main talking point of all of my job interviews and was consistently mentioned in all of my feedback after I had accepted my current job. All of the stories, experiences, knowledge, and altered thinking capacities from ITME paved the way for these events. Once again, thank you all for everything you have done to help me reach this point, and I look forward to paying it forward to future classes and ITME alumni.”




What ITME Parents are saying:

  • “I can’t tell you how pleased I am that (my son) is participating in your program.  He told me that he learned as much during one weekend with you as he did in some classes over a semester.”
  • “Dear Avi, We cannot thank you enough – you simply changed (our daughter’s) life.”



All Hallows High School, Bronx New York – ITME2 Video ~ February 2018

Gettysburg College – ITME3 Article ~ 2015 – 2016

Eyes on the Middle East – The Eisenhower Institute, students get a first-hand look at the contrast and complexity of the contemporary Middle East ~ by Carina Director of Communications & Content Strategy, Communications and Marketing, Gettysburg College



Gettysburg College – ITME2 Video ~ 2014 – 2015



Gettysburg College – ITME Promo Video Year 1 ~ 2013




ITME is a US tax-exempt, 501(c)(3) organization.  Year- and semester-long programs and multi-day seminars subsidized by ITME supporters to make participation affordable. To Donate or for more Information on ITME please Contact: Avi Melamed at


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