Avi Melamed

Avi Melamed is an expert on current affairs in the Arab & Muslim World and their impact on Israel & the Middle East. A former Israeli Intelligence Official & Senior Official on Arab Affairs, Fluent in Arabic, English, and Hebrew, he has held high-risk Government, Senior Advisory, Intelligence & Counter-Terrorist intelligence positions in Arab cities & communities - often in very sensitive times - on behalf of Israeli Government agencies. He is the Founder & CEO of Inside the Middle East | Intelligence Perspectives - an apolitical non-partisan curriculum using intelligence methodology to examine the Middle East. 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.

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Operation Iron Swords – Day 143 | GLOBAL SECURITY ORG

Avi Melamed’s insights quoted by Global Security.org in their article page about the Operation Iron Swords - Day 143 | Last update February 26, 2024. According to Former Israeli Intelligence Official and regional analyst Avi Melamed,...

Former IDF intelligence official visiting St. Louis to talk next stages in Israel-Hamas war | St LOUIS JEWISH LIGHT

Former IDF intelligence official visiting St. Louis to talk next stages in Israel-Hamas war | Article by Jordan Palmer, Chief Digital Content Officer for the St LOUIS JEWISH LIGHT | February 20, 2024. Former IDF intelligence...

Rafah attack: How Israel plans to hit Hamas and scale back war | REUTERS

Avi Melamed’s insights quoted in “Rafah attack: How Israel plans to hit Hamas and scale back war", an article By Samia Nakhoul, Jonathan Saul and Humeyra Pamuk for REUTERS. This article has now been republished by...

Why Rafah is a key flashpoint in the Gaza war | THE HILL

Avi Melamed quoted in this article by Brad Dress "Why Rafah is a key flashpoint in the Gaza war" | as Originally published in The Hill |February 15, 2024. But Rafah is strategically valuable in Israel’s...

Egypt puts Hamas on notice to agree to deal with Israel or face loss of final stronghold | EXPRESS UK

Avi Melamed’s insights quoted in “Egypt puts Hamas on notice to agree to deal with Israel or face loss of final stronghold", an article by Aurora Bosotti for the Express UK. Former Israeli intelligence officer Avi...

IDF expanding fight farther into southern Gaza | FOX LiveNOW

IDF expanding fight farther into southern Gaza city of Rafah. Former Israeli intelligence official, Avi Melamed spoke with LiveNOW from FOX's Josh Breslow on the Israeli offensive. | February 9, 2024. https://youtu.be/r-UzNrXqUCk IDF, Israeli defenses forces are...

Netanyahu calls Hamas peace offer ‘delusional’; Blinken sees ‘space’ for deal | USA TODAY

Netanyahu calls Hamas peace offer 'delusional'; Blinken sees 'space' for deal | Avi Melamed's insights quoted in this article by John Bacon Jorge L. Ortiz, Originally published in USA Today. This article has already published...

Avi Melamed Shares Insights For The Committee of Foreign Affairs of the House of Representatives of the Netherlands | February 8th 2024

Avi Melamed Shares Insights For The Committee of Foreign Affairs of the House of Representatives of the Netherlands | February 8th 2024 | Public Recording available here >> Avi Melamed’s Remarks to the Committee of Foreign...

Why Did Hamas & The Islamic Jihad Launch A War Against Israel | INITIAL OBSERVATIONS | October 7, 2023

Why Did Hamas & The Islamic Jihad Launch A War Against Israel | INITIAL OBSERVATIONS | By Avi Melamed - October 7, 2023 Hamas And The Islamic Jihad Organization Launched A War Against Israel At this stage,...

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The Language of the Middle East On the evening hours of Tuesday, August 24th, the sound of machine guns, automatic weapons and anti-tank rockets (rpg’s)...

Interview Of Avi Melamed By Noah Phillips | MOMENT MAG

Interview of Avi Melamed by Noah Phillips as originally published in “The Moment Mag". This interview is part of a special "Moment Mag" package about...

Hamas Has Deadlier Weapons Than the Last Time Israel Invaded Gaza | WJS WALL STREET JOURNAL

Avi Melamed’s insights quoted in “Hamas Has Deadlier Weapons Than the Last Time Israel Invaded Gaza", an article by Benoit Faucon and Sune Engel...

Operation Pillar of Defense: Geopolitical Ramifications Part 2

Operation Pillar of Defense: Geopolitical Ramifications Part 2 Operation Pillar of Defense: Geopolitical Ramifications – Part 2 Hamas’ Cruel Dilemma In my previous article Operation Pillar of Defense:...