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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Is the Israel Egypt Peace Treaty in Jeopardy?

Is the Israel Egypt Peace Treaty in Jeopardy? The calls in Egypt today to revise and even to abolish the Israeli-Egyptian Peace Treaty have grabbed the headlines. Is the Treaty in danger? Will it be abolished? From my...

The Language of the Middle East

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) echoed all around Beirut, the Capitol of Lebanon. A bloody fight took...

Knights of Human Rights

Knights of Human Rights 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...

The Magic Card Called Israel

The Magic Card Called Israel In this short article I would like to share with you a basic rule regarding Israel and the Arab world. The rule is simple – Israel was, is, and to many Arabs...

Syria: The Wall of Fear is Cracking

Syria: The Wall of Fear is Cracking The Tsunami wave is reaching the Syrian shore. Riots are erupting in some Syrian cities. Demonstrations are erupting in Damascus, Hums or Haleb, and Hama – all traditionally known...

Osama Bin Laden is Dead and Alive

Osama Bin Laden is Dead and Alive 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...

Making Friends with a Scorpion: the Murder of the Italian Peace Activist in the Gaza Strip

Making Friends with a Scorpion: the Murder of the Italian Peace Activist in the Gaza Strip Today, and rightfully so, everyone is following the dramatic assassination of Osama Bin Laden. I will write more in depth...

The Gaza Jungle: Hamas is Under Stress and Other Predators Smell It

The Gaza Jungle: Hamas is Under Stress and Other Predators Smell It According to reports, a senior Hamas terror militant was killed in a military attack that took place a couple of days ago in Sudan....

Calls For an Uprising of The Arab Population in the District of Hozastan, Iran

Calls For an Uprising of The Arab Population in the District of Hozastan, Iran As the eyes of the world are all turned to events in Libya and Syria, a fire may erupt soon in one...

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Rising Tensions – Are We On the Verge of Another Escalation? | I24 NEWS

Rising Tensions - Are We On the Verge of Another Escalation? By Avi Melamed for I24 NEWS.The delayed Jerusalem Day March of Flags that...

September 14 Attack on Saudi Arabia | Regional Perspectives

September 14 Attack on Saudi Arabia | Regional Perspectives I wanted to take this opportunity to share some thoughts and perspectives from the region regarding...

Will Hezbollah Join The Conflict? 3 Reasons It’s Hesitant| USA TODAY

Will Hezbollah join the conflict? 3 reasons it's hesitant | Originally published in USA Today | as well as in more than 100...

Immediate Intelligence Bulletin: Senior Syrian or Hezbollah Military Commander Reportedly killed in Israeli air strike in the Golan Heights

Immediate Intelligence Bulletin: Senior Syrian or Hezbollah Military Commander Reportedly killed in Israeli air strike in the Golan Heights ******* Date Report Published: March 19,2017 Information: Senior...

Did Israelis Kill Leader of Iranian Revolutionary Guards?

Did Israelis Kill Leader of Iranian Revolutionary Guards? | Intelligence Bulletin March 16, 2013 ******* Information Date: March 16 2013 Information Item: Iranian General was killed by...