MEET AVI MELAMED

INTELLIGENCE EXPERIENCES BY AVI MELAMED

Middle East Intelligence Analyst, Commentator, Educator, Lecturer | Founder, Inside The Middle East

Avi Melamed is a distinguished Geopolitical Middle East Expert, Intelligence Analyst, Author, Educator, and Founder and CEO of Inside the Middle East Intelligence Perspectives [ITME].

With a rich history as a former Israeli Intelligence Official and Senior Advisor on Arab Affairs, Avi has been uniquely positioned at the intersection of diplomacy, education, and intelligence.

Fluent in Arabic, English, and Hebrew, Avi is recognized for his profound understanding of current affairs in the Arab and Muslim world and their implications on Israel and the broader Middle East. His deep familiarity with the Arab and Muslim world has enabled him to predict key regional events.

Beyond his governmental and intelligence roles, where he undertook high-risk assignments, Avi’s most significant contribution lies in his commitment to education.

His public service journey segued into academia when he was appointed the Fellow of Intelligence and Middle East Affairs at the Eisenhower Institute in Washington, D.C. During his tenure (2013 – 2018), Avi developed an undergraduate experiential education course, which later expanded to Capitol Hill, called “Inside the Middle East: Intelligence Perspectives” [ITME]. The ITME praxis rests on two core pillars: providing apolitical, non-partisan, contextualized education about the Middle East and developing critical thinking and media literacy skills.

INTELLIGENCE EXPERIENCES BY AVI MELAMED |  Middle East Analyst, Commentator and Lecturer Founder of Inside The Middle East

Recognizing the course’s broader implications, Avi expanded ITME into a not-for-profit independent institute. Today, guided by a diversified Board of Directors, ITME offers a wealth of customized educational programming in Israel and around the world and serves a wide variety of Jewish and non-Jewish audiences of all ages, backgrounds, and ideologies – including students, diplomats, media professionals, policymakers, community leaders, and global figures. With a philosophy that stresses apolitical, non-partisan education about the Middle East and understanding Israel within the broader context of the Middle East, ITME equips individuals with knowledge, resources, skills, and tools equipping them to navigate complex global issues amidst misconceptions and oversimplified narratives. Committed to bridging bridges through understanding, ITME is a testament to Avi’s belief in the power of education to empower minds and bridge ideological divides, and his briefings, seminars, workshops, courses, and tours are acclaimed for cultivating nuanced, comprehensive perspectives, fostering constructive dialogue and understanding and a community rooted in informed perspectives and thoughtful discourse..

In addition to his extensive contributions, Avi has penned several books, including the recent “Inside The Middle East | Entering a New Era,” that serve as vital navigational tools for understanding the region. These publications, along with his ongoing analysis, receive high acclaim across the Arab and Muslim world. Avi’s analysis and predictions are frequently sought by business leaders, diplomats, and policymakers. 

In May 2023, under Avi’s direction, ITME launched a groundbreaking five-part documentary series, خط التماس | Kav Ha Tefer | קו התפר | The Seam Line. Avi Melamed’s Jerusalem Living on the Edge of Eternity is a distinct opportunity to explore the conflict in and over Jerusalem, gain unique insights, uncover perspectives rarely explored by Western media, and understand the Israeli-Palestine conflict and the complex reality of the Middle East. The Seam Line is a transformative journey toward understanding, cooperation, and constructive dialogue.

Fluent in Hebrew, Arabic, and English Avi is is a frequent commentator on international media platforms such as Al-Arabiya, Al-Hura, BBC, CBC, CNN, I24 News, FOX, France24, Sky News and many more. He is a recognized expert featured in ABC, AP, Bloomberg, the Financial Times, the Hill, NBC, Newsweek, the New York Post, Reuters, the Wall Street Journal, just to name a few. And is a permanent contributor to USA Today. More of his analysis and interviews can be found on the ITME Hub.

Avi Melamed’s distinct expertise offers an unparalleled perspective on a region that is pivotal in shaping global geopolitics, equipping individuals to adeptly navigate the events of tomorrow.

Avi Melamed | Contact Information

Israel Mobile & WhatsApp +972-50-540-9905 | Email av*@av********.com | Twitter @AviMelamed | Website insidethemiddle-east.com

SUMMARY BIO:

Avi Melamed is a renowned Geopolitical Middle East Expert, Intelligence Analyst, and visionary Founder and CEO of Inside the Middle East Intelligence Perspectives [ITME]. With a rich history as a former Israeli Intelligence Official and Senior Advisor on Arab Affairs, Avi has been uniquely situated at the intersection of diplomacy, education, and intelligence.

Fluent in Arabic, English, and Hebrew, his deep familiarity with the Arab and Muslim world has enabled him to predict key regional events, offering invaluable insights into their implications for Israel and the wider Middle East.

Beyond his intelligence roles, where he undertook high-risk counter-terrorism assignments, Avi’s most significant contribution lies in his commitment to education. Through ITME, an apolitical, non-partisan institution, he has pioneered an innovative approach to understanding the Middle East. Its core objective is to nurture critical thinking about the region’s past, present, and potential futures. This initiative is a testament to Avi’s belief in the power of knowledge to bridge divides, and his workshops and seminars are acclaimed for fostering nuanced, comprehensive perspectives.

Avi is a prolific author, having penned three essential books on the region. His latest, “Inside the Middle East | Entering a New Era,” is heralded for its multidimensional analysis of the Middle East, challenging Western perceptions while spotlighting Israel’s geostrategic position. Additionally, his newly-released documentary series, “The Seam Line,” خط التماس | Kav Ha Tefer | קו התפר | The Seam Line |Living on The Edge of Eternity, explores the conflict in Jerusalem and over Jerusalem.

Regularly featured in global media outlets from Al-Hurra to USA Today, Avi’s analysis and insights are sought by policymakers, diplomats, and academics alike. As a bridge-builder, his overarching goal is to cultivate understanding among Arabic, English, and Hebrew audiences about the intricate Middle East tapestry. Avi Melamed offers not just expertise, but a chance to gain an unparalleled perspective on a region that continues to shape global geopolitics.

To learn more visit: https://insidethemiddle-east.com/

Israel Mobile +972-50-540-9905 | US Land Line 1-202-239-8879 | US Mobile 1-202-316-9252
Email av*@av********.com | Twitter @AviMelamed | Facebook @InsideTheMiddleEast

INTELLIGENCE EXPERIENCES BY AVI MELAMED

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Israel At War | A Pivotal Moment For The Middle East

ISRAEL AT WAR OCTOBER 2023 |A PIVOTAL MOMENT FOR THE MIDDLE EAST Brief Introduction to Gaza How Did We Get Here? Why Did Hamas Launch The War...

Israel’s Northern Front | The Iranian Corridor & The Shi’ite Crescent

ISRAEL'S NORTHERN FRONT | THE IRANIAN CORRIDOR & THE SHI'ITE CRESCENT In this briefing, multi-session seminar, or course - Israel's Northern Front - & The...

Gaza Strip & Israel | What Fuels The Conflict?

THE GAZA STRIP & ISRAEL | What fuels the conflict? What can you do? - Download this Briefing Background on Gaza. Milestone in the Conflict. How...

A View From The Region | How the Middle East Shapes the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

A VIEW FROM THE REGION | HOW THE MIDDLE EAST SHAPES THE ISRAELI-PALESTINIAN CONFLICT Session 1  Build The Database & General Historical Overview      Session 2 Seeds of...

Inside The Middle East | Entering A New Era – Briefing Based on Avi’s Newest Book!

BASED ON MY LATEST BOOK | INSIDE THE MIDDLE EAST | ENTERING A NEW ERA | Session One HISTORICAL FRAMING OF THE MIDDLE EAST Session...

Israeli-Palestinian Conflict | Build Your Database

The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict | Build Your Database BRIEFING ONE SESSION PRESENTATION + Q & A...

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Gaza Border | What Drives the Conflict?

GAZA BORDER | WHAT DRIVES THE CONFLICT? WHAT CAN YOU DO? - Download this Tour This OUTDOOR BRIEFING / INTEL-EDVENTURE...

Israel’s Northern Front | The Iranian Shi’ite Crescent & Corridor [Lebanese & Syrian Borders]

ISRAEL'S NORTHERN FRONT | THE IRANIAN SHI'ITE CRESCENT & CORRIDOR This INTELLI-TOUR takes place in NORTHERN Israel on the LEBANESE and SYRIAN...

خط التماس | Kav Ha Tefer | קו התפר | The Seam Line, The Tour [Jerusalem]

خط التماس | Kav Ha Tefer | קו התפר | The Seam Line, The Tour THIS OUTDOOR BRIEFING INTEL-EDVENTURE TAKES PLACE...

Lebanese Border

THE LEBANESE BORDER This OUTDOOR BRIEFING / INTEL-EDVENTURE takes place in NORTHERN ISRAEL on the ISRAELI-LEBANESE BORDER Number of Locations |...

Golan Heights [Syrian Border]

GOLAN HEIGHTS This OUTDOOR BRIEFING / INTEL-EDVENTURE takes place in NORTHERN ISRAEL in the GOLAN HEIGHTS on the ISRAELI-SYRIAN BORDER Number...

Behind The Scenes of the Conflict in the Old City

JERUSALEM & THE ISRAELI-ARAB CONFLICT | BEHIND THE SCENES OF THE ISRAELI-PALESTINIAN CONFLICT IN THE OLD CITY OF JERUSALEM This INTELL-ITOUR™...

The West Bank Judea & Samaria | Two People, One Land, Many Narratives

THE WEST BANK, JUDEA & SAMARIA | TWO PEOPLE, ONE LAND, MANY NARRATIVES This INTELLI-TOUR takes place in the WEST BANK / JUDEA...

The ABC’s of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict [Jerusalem / Road 6 / Gaza Envelope]

THE ABC'S OF THE ISRAELI-PALESTINIAN CONFLICT THIS OUTDOOR BRIEFING / INTEL-EDVENTURE CAN TAKE PLACE IN JERUSALEM OR IN THE SHARON AREA ALONG...

The Anti-Terror Fence [In Jerusalem or along Road 6 in the Sharon Region]

THE ANTI-TERROR FENCE THIS OUTDOOR BRIEFING INTEL-EDVENTURE TAKES PLACE IN JERUSALEM or ALONG ROAD 6 IN THE SHARON REGION Number...

Sinai Border

Egypt and Israel have had a Peace Treaty since 1979, yet ... THIS INTEL-EDVENTURE TAKES PLACE INTHE SOUTH OF ISRAEL - SINAI BORDER...

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Netanyahu Says Conditions ‘Not Changed’ After Joe Biden Peace Proposal | NEWSWEEK

Netanyahu Says Conditions 'Not Changed' After Joe Biden Peace Proposal | Avi Melamed’s insights quoted in this article by Brendan Cole Senior News...

Israel Advances Offensive in Rafah Despite Rising International Pressure | THE MEDIA LINE

Israel Advances Offensive in Rafah Despite Rising International Pressure | Find Avi Melamed's insights quoted by Keren Setton in this article for the THE...

Did Egypt Sabotage Israel-Hamas Ceasefire? What We Know | NEWSWEEK

Did Egypt Sabotage Israel-Hamas Ceasefire? What We Know | Avi Melamed’s insights quoted in this article by Brendan Cole Senior News Reporter for...

اعتراف أوروبي ثلاثي بـ”دولة فلسطينية”.. الدوافع والتداعيات | ALHURRA

“ اعتراف أوروبي ثلاثي بـ"دولة فلسطينية".. الدوافع والتداعيات ” | Avi Melamed analysis is quoted in this article on Al-Hurra - 2024-05- 22 |...

Are Israeli-Egyptian relations in crisis? | KAN ENGLISH

Are Israeli-Egyptian relations in crisis? | Interview of Avi Melamed on Kan English by Mark Weiss. The operation in Rafah has  produced tension with Egypt,...

إدارة مدنية لقطاع غزة… الإمارات “تستنكر” تصريحات نتنياهو! | LEBANON DEBATE

Avi Melamed analysis is quoted in “ إدارة مدنية لقطاع غزة... الإمارات "تستنكر" تصريحات نتنياهو! ” an article on LEBANON DEBATE - 2024-05-12 |...

Why Biden is holding back heavy bombs from Israel | THE HILL

Why Biden is holding back heavy bombs from Israel | Avi Melamed quoted in this article by Brad Dress, originally published in The Hill...

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