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Taking the Kidnapper Hostage: The Battle Over the Sovereignty of Lebanon

Click Here To Download a PDF of this Intelligence Report   August 17, 2017 INTELLIGENCE REPORT Taking the Kidnapper Hostage: The Battle Over the Sovereignty of Lebanon Information: On Tuesday, July 25, 2017, United States President, Donald Trump, held a joint Press Conference with Lebanese Prime Minister, Sa’ad Uddin Al Hariri. During that press conference, President Trump talked at length…

What is Militant Sunni Islam?

Click Here For PDF of this post – “What Is Militant Sunni Islam?”   What is Militant Sunni Islam?   Contemporary Sunni militant Islam is rooted in the two main representatives of political Islam – the Muslim Brotherhood Movement and the ultra-conservative Salafi ideology. Since its early days, the Muslim Brotherhood had – in addition to its educational, social and…

The Politics of Pragmatism – Jabhat Al-Nusrah Disembarking from Al-Qaeda

August 23rd, 2016 Jabhat Al-Nusrah Disembarking from Al-Qaeda by Avi Melamed Background: Jabhat al-Nusrah li-Ahl al-Sham (The Front for the Support of the People of Sham) is Al-Qaeda’s branch in Syria. Like Al-Qaeda, Jabhat Al-Nusrah is a Sunni Salafi-Jihadist organization. The word “Salaf” means the past of something, its origin, its roots, its primal source. The origins of Salafi thought are deep in the sands of…

Intelligence Report: Harakat as-Sabeeren Nasran li-Filastin in the Gaza Strip

July 1st, 2016 by Avi Melamed General Background: The Islamic Jihad Movement in Palestine, Harakat al-Jihād al-Islāmi fi Filastīn, most widely known as the Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) is a Sunni Islamic group, established in the late 1970’s. The PIJ is a Palestinian organization inspired by Jihadi Islamist Militant ideology. The goal of Jihadi Islamist Militant ideology is to create,…

The War in Syria – A Mutual Chokehold

May 7, 2014   The War in Syria – A Mutual Chokehold By Avi Melamed Pay attention to the Syrian town of Tfail. Tfail is a Lebanese enclave located in the Al-Kalmun mountain range in Syria about a mile away from the Lebanese border. It is a town of about 5,000 people – all Lebanese citizens (though the town is located inside Syria) – the majority of whom are Sunnis. Reportedly, following the recent battles in the region, dozens of thousands of Syrians fleeing the war in Syria found refuge on the outskirts of Tfail. Hezbollah argues that these refugees are not civilians, but rather Syrian rebels who fled following the recent fighting in the area of the Al-Kalmun. Reportedly,…

Where is the Leader of Jabhat Al-Nusrah in Syria? INTELLIGENCE BULETIN

******* Intelligence Bulletin Information Date:                October 26, 2013 Event Date:                            October 25, 2013 Information Item:                 Leader of Jabhat Al- Nusrah killed in Syria? Information Platform:         Varied Source:                                    Vary Source Reliability:                 Unknown Spring:                                     Syrian National TV Network Spring Reliability:                  Unknown Information Validity:            Unconfirmed Relevant Information:         The Syrian TV News network (SANA) associated with the Assad regime, reported that Abu Muhammad Al-Joulani, the leader of the Jabhat Al-Nusra organization, which is affiliated with Al-Qaeda in Syria, was killed on October 25, 2013. Jabhat Al-Nusra rushed to deny the report, announcing that Al-Joulani, as well as Abu Anas Al-Sahabh, another senior leader of the organization, were safe and sound. It should be mentioned that the news item was removed from SANA’s website shortly after it was published. It also…

Clashes in Sidon Intelligence Bulletin

******* Intelligence Bulletin Information Date:     June 23 2013 Event Date:     June 23 2013 Information Item:     Clashes in Sidon, Lebanon Information Platform:     Various Source:     Varied Source Reliability:     Reliable Spring:     Local Sources in Sidon Spring Reliability:     Reliable Information Validity:     Confirmed Relevant Information:     On June 18 armed clashes broke out in the area of Abra in the city of Sidon – the biggest city in southern Lebanon. Reportedly, the factors involved in the fighting are supporters of Sunni Preacher Sheikh Ahmed Al-Assir on the one hand, and militants affiliated with the Lebanese Shiite organization, Hezbollah, on the other hand. Sheikh Ahmed Al-Assir is a Sunni preacher known for his tough line criticizing Hezbollah. Following the involvement of Hezbollah in the war in Syria,…

Operation Pillar of Defense: Arab Perspectives (part 1) عملية عامود السحاب والبعد العربية מבצע עמוד ענן – זוית ערבית

In this video, Avi Melamed the founder of feenjan.com (a non-profit organization) is talking about Arab perspectives on the Israeli military operation Pillar of Defense (November 2012).

A Joint Initiative between Feenjan and a Palestinian Counterpart انشاء مبادرة حوار مشتركة لفنجان والشبكة الفلسطينية للأنباء יוזמה משותפת לפנג’אן ולאתר חדשות פלסטיני באינטרנט

In this Video Clip, Avi Melamed the founder of feenjan.com (a non-profit organization) announces the launching of a joint initiative between Feenjan and a Palestinian news web site. يعلن افي ميلاميد عن انشاء مبادرة حوار مشتركة لفنجان والشبكة الفلسطينية للأنباء אבי מלמד מייסד עמותת פנג’אן- מדברים עברית בערבית (ע”ר) מודיע על יוזמה משותפת לפנג’אן ולאתר חדשות פלסטיני באינטרנט

Israeli-Palestinian peace talks – odds and obstacles احتمالات نجاح ضعيفة لمفاوضات اسرائيلية – فلسطينية מו”מ ישראלי -פלסטיני במבט מפוכח

In this Video Clip, Avi Melamed, the founder of feenjan.com (a non-profit organization) is talking about the odds for fruitful outcomes of Israeli – Palestinian talks in the current phase يتحدث افي ميلاميد عن احتمالات النجاح لمفاوضات بين إسرائيل والفلسطينيين في هذه المرحلة אבי מלמד, מייסד עמותת פנג'אן- מדברים עברית בערבית מדבר על מו"מ ישראלי – פלסטיני במבט מפוכח

Legend of the Turkish Treasure لغز الكنز التركي אגדת האוצר התורכי

In this Video Clip, Avi Melamed, the founder of feenjan.com (a non-profit organization) is talking about the legend of the Turkish treasure يتحدث افي ميلاميد عن لغز الكنز التركي في إسرائيل אבי מלמד, מייסד עמותת פנג'אן- מדברים עברית בערבית מדבר על אגדת האוצר התורכי

Knights of Human Rights

   July 10, 2011                                                                             by Avi Melamed In my most recent article entitled The Freedom Flotilla or More Accurately – Flotil-LIEI made the following argument: The Flotilla is a cynical PR campaign disguised as “an initiative that aims to provide humanitarian aid to the people in the Gaza Strip.”  Its real purpose is to paint Israel black. That article, like most of my articles and briefings, was based upon Arab sources.  It was my goal to provide you access to primary Arab sources that supported the above thesis.  Therefore, I included links in the paper; links to independent articles and reports as well as links to the official Hamas web site that supported the claim that there is no humanitarian…

Osama Bin Laden is Dead and Alive

May 7, 2011 by Avi Melamed Over the past week the killing of Osama Bin Laden has been discussed from a plethora of perspectives.  In this article I would like to present a less discussed and less familiar part of the discussion.  The killing of Bin Laden reveals deep layers within the Arab world.  What are they?   What can we learn from these layers about the nature of the relations between the Muslim world and the West?  And, inevitably, I will also talk about the Israeli aspect of this issue. Here is a strange sentence:  Osama Bin Laden is dead and Osama Bin Laden is alive. Let me be clear:  In my mind he is definitely dead.  However, many people…

مقتل ممثل المسرح جوليانو مير في مدينة جنين الفلسطينية The Tragic Story of Julyano Mer רצח ג’וליאנו מר

                          مقتل ممثل المسرح جوليانو مير في مدينة جنين الفلسطينية لم اعرف جوليانو مير, ولكنني عرفت قصة حياته فريدة النوع. كانت الوالدة لمير يهودية واسمها ارنا مير, فنانة وناشطة بارزة ضمن حركة اليسار العالمية وتزوجت خميص صليبا, من ابرز ناشطو الحركة اليسارية في إسرائيل بالستينات والسبعينات من القرن أل- 20  .وكان معروف الزوج بموقفهما السياسية شديدة النقد تجاه السياسة الإسرائيلية…


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