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Expert Explains Houthi Attacks in Red Sea – Top Stories | Avi Melamed joins 77 WABC’s James Flippin 2024-01-25

(New York, NY) – Avi Melamed is an author and former senior officials on Arab affairs. He’s also worked for Israeli intelligence. Speaking from Tel Aviv, he joins 77 WABC’s James Flippin to share his expertise. Melamed helps explain the recent attacks by Houthi rebels on cargo ships in the Red Sea — and how Iran is involved.

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Avi Melamed is a former Israeli intelligence official who went on to serve as deputy and then as senior Arab affairs adviser to Jerusalem Mayors Teddy Kollek and Ehud Olmert, operating as a negotiator during the first and second intifadas. He is the author of “Inside The Middle East | Entering A New Era,” and his latest docuseries, “The Seam Line,” available on the Izzy streaming platform, focuses on Jerusalem’s flashpoints and his work during the intifadas.

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