May 28, 2022
Israeli Flags in Jerusalem & Threats of War From Hamas & Islamic Jihad in Palestine (PIJ) | Is Another Violent Round Between Israel & Gaza Around the Corner?
Tomorrow (Sunday, May 29, 2022) is Yom Yerushalayim – Jerusalem Day. This annual event celebrates the unification (according to the Zionist narrative) of Jerusalem following the 1967 war. One of the centerpieces of the day is an event known as the Flag Parade, during which thousands of Israelis carrying Israeli flags are expected to march through the city streets –…
May 14, 2021
Understanding The Current Escalation | Israel-Gaza War | Part 3 of 7 (Video)
In this seven-part series, I will outline the events leading up to the current escalation between Israel and the Gaza Strip. Click Here To Watch Part 4 https://wp.me/p7DoPM-Hjh Or go to my YouTube Channel https://www.youtube.com/c/AviMelamed
May 14, 2021
My conversation last night on France24 (Arabic) | The Rising Tensions Between Jews & Arabs in Israel
My conversation last night on France24 (Arabic) with Knesset Member, Neveen Abu Rahmoun, & political commentator and journalist, Akram Atallah about the rising tensions between Jews & Arabs in Israel.
May 11, 2021
Live From Jerusalem | I24 News Special Program | May 10, 2021
Discussion with Calev Ben David on I24 News The Rundown about escalating violence in Jerusalem, the Gaza Strip, and southern Israel. Fleur Hassan-Nahoum, Deputy Mayor of Jerusalem, Co-Founder UAE-Israel Business Council Avi Melamed, Strategic Intelligence Analyst and Founder of Inside The Middle East Intelligence Perspectives (ITME) Samer Sinijlawi, Fateh Activist, CEO Jerusalem Development Fund
April 23, 2021
Palestinian Elections: Abbas’s Calculated Risk or Gamble?
The original article was published in the Jerusalem Post. In January, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas signed a presidential decree announcing elections for the Palestinian Parliament and the presidency. The elections are to take place in late May and July, respectively. Abbas also called to reconstitute the Palestinian National Council – a body representing the world’s Palestinians – by late August. In…
January 20, 2021
Palestinian Elections | My Interview on Kan
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas announced parliamentary and presidential elections- the first in 15 years-will take place later this year. Legislative elections on May 22 and a presidential vote on July 31. The Palestinians’ last parliamentary ballot in 2006 resulted in a surprise win by Hamas, widening an internal political rift that led to the group’s seizure of the Gaza Strip…
August 19, 2020
The Israel-UAE Peace Agreement & The Restructured Middle East
- AUDIO ENABLED
- Gaza Strip
- Israel and the Muslim world
- Saudi Arabia
- The Gulf
- United States
In this short article, I will explain how the Abraham Accord, the peace agreement between Israel and the UAE itself, and the responses to the agreement, represent the new geostrategic construct of the region.
January 31, 2020
Trump’s Plan – Regional Reactions & Initial Observations
Compared to previous Western initiatives, President Trump's plan reflects a more up-to-date dialogue with the realities that exist on the ground. This in itself, it is essential because it marks the end of the paradigm that dominated the outlines offered previously by Western diplomats to end the conflict. Trump's outline - even if not fulfilled, will set the tone for future outlines.
December 16, 2019
Zoom-In on the Middle East | December 15, 2019
- Avi's Predictions & Reality
- Gaza Strip
- The Gulf States
- United States
- West Bank
The Middle East is a chain of links. Everything is connected. Understanding the links is critical to developing an accurate picture of reality. I wanted to take the opportunity to provide a contextualized snapshot of the region along with my predictions of what we can expect in the short term. I hope you find this brief overview helpful. Lebanon…
July 16, 2019
(A Podcast) Why Did Al Jazeera Air a Story About Turkey’s Brutal Oppression of Journalists?
On July 6, 2019, Qatari-owned Al Jazeera aired the first of a three-part show called "Media haven or hell? The paradox of journalism in Turkey" highlighting Turkey's brutal oppression of treatment of Turkish journalists and thinkers. This podcast explores Qatar's reasons and illustrates the point that everything in the Middle East is linked. And if you understand the links in…
July 4, 2019
A Symbolic Day for the The Muslim Brotherhood
Symbolically, on the same day – June 17th 2019, as Egypt and the Muslim Brotherhood said goodbye to Mohammad Morsi - a "Castle Guardian,” Abdul Majid al-Zuneibat, the leader of the Muslim Brotherhood reform camp in Jordan presented the platform of the Reform camp: tolerance, political flexibility, and commitment to Jordan's sovereignty and independence. That profound change does not mean…
May 17, 2018
Recording of May 13th 2018 Teleconference Briefing ~ Unfolding Events in the Region
On Sunday, May 13, 2018 I held a Conference Call Briefing. On the call I provided up to date information and analysis regarding unfolding events in the region including: The US withdrawal from the JCPOA The unfolding events in Syria & on Israel’s northern border The upcoming US Embassy move The March of Return in Gaza Below is a link…
April 15, 2018
Hamas’ ‘March of Return’ End Game In Gaza
An Article by By Charles Bybelezer | The Media Line ~ April 11, 2018 While the terror group has no appetite for a full-blown military conflict with Israel, the longer the turmoil continues the higher the probability of such an eventuality For the past two Fridays, tens of thousands of Palestinians have converged on the Gaza Strip border to participate in the…
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