Former Israeli Intelligence Official Briefs Communal Leaders | JCC ON THE PALISADES

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We are pleased to share the coverage of the JCC Association partnership, Former Israeli Intelligence Official Briefs Communal Leaders, Kaplen JCC on the Palisades, by JLNJ Staff as originally published in “The Jewish Link“.

Avi Melamed, former Israeli intelligence official and the head of Israel-based think tank Inside the Middle East (ITME), briefed Jewish communal leaders on May 16 at the JCC on the Palisades about the current situation in the Middle East.

Melamed spoke to the group as part of a series of events orchestrated by Inside the Middle East (ITME) and JCC Association of North America, which leads the JCC movement across North America. The 10-session pilot program is being launched in five East Coast JCCs throughout this month.

Melamed’s lecture, “Inside the Middle East: Entering a New Era,” provided a high-level briefing on the geopolitical landscape of the Middle East today to provide audiences with a multidimensional picture of the complex realities and conflicts on the ground. Several notable leaders from New Jersey Jewish institutions attended, including Jewish Federation of Northern New Jersey CEO Jason Shames and NJY Camps CEO Michael Schlank.

Earlier in the day, Melamed also hosted a showing of the “Seam Line,” a five-episode docuseries on Jerusalem starring Melamed that steers audiences through an unparalleled exploration into the multicultural forces at play in the struggle over—and in—Jerusalem. The series is the first original production from IZZY made for international audiences and can be viewed on its streaming platform: https://www.streamisrael.tv/.

Melamed’s distinguished background includes gathering and analyzing counterterrorism operational intelligence throughout the Middle East and serving as Jerusalem’s senior government official on Arab affairs during the political upheaval of the first Intifada. At a time when most Jewish Israelis did not dare walk into an Arab neighborhood, Melamed, fluent in Arabic, was tasked to foster on-the-ground relationships by traveling into their communities almost daily.

Melamed has since gone on to share his expert non-partisan intel through the founding of ITME, with his advanced workshops receiving high acclaim from global policymakers, diplomats and journalists alike.

“There has been more change in the Middle East in the last few years than ever before and it is important to brief Jewish communal leaders on both the situation in Israel but also more broadly in the Middle East as we have seen some large shifts take place recently, all of which impacts Israel,” said Melamed. “This program empowers community leaders to foster informed conversations that will generate productive policy discussions surrounding the current situation.”

“JCCs serve as a town square for open dialogue about the most pressing issues confronting the North American Jewish community,” said JCC Association of North America President and CEO Doron Krakow. “As we endure these times of uncertainty in Israel’s political trajectory, it has never been more important for our community to engage in constructive conversations that will strengthen ties across the ideological spectrum and safeguard the legacy we will leave for future generations. We are grateful to partner with Avi Melamed and ITME to help make this possible.”

We are pleased to share the coverage of the JCC Association partnership, Former Israeli Intelligence Official Briefs Communal Leaders, Kaplen JCC on the Palisades, by JLNJ Staff as originally published in “The Jewish Link“.

The Jewish Link of New Jersey (JLNJ) launched in March 2013 as a community paper originally focusing on Bergen County. We expanded our coverage to include Union & Essex Counties in 2015 and Passaic and Middlesex Counties in 2016. In 2020 and 2021, we expanded the weekly paper further to include the Bronx, CT, Manhattan, Staten Island, and Westchester. We are today one of the largest weekly papers serving observant Jewish community in the Tri-State area, printing over 20K copies weekly and delivering for free via home delivery to over 10,000 households.

We are pleased to share the coverage of the JCC Association partnership, Former Israeli Intelligence Official Briefs Communal Leaders, Kaplen JCC on the Palisades, by JLNJ Staff as originally published in “The Jewish Link“.

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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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