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

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Israel to open new crossing, ‘flood Gaza with aid’; war of words with Iran heats up | USA TODAY

Israel to open new crossing, 'flood Gaza with aid'; war of words with Iran heats up | Avi Melamed's insights quoted in this article by John Bacon Jorge L. Ortiz, Originally published in USA Today. This article has already published...

Little escape for Rafah residents amid plans for offensive | DEUTSCHE WELLE

Little escape for Rafah residents amid plans for offensive | Avi Melamed is quoted in this article by Tania Krämer for DW - DEUTSCHE WELLE "Israeli public opinion after October 7 was very united on a couple of things. One...

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Israel-Hamas _ Netanyahu demands hostage release for Gaza ceasefire | GLOBAL NATIONAL CANADA

Israel-Hamas _ Netanyahu demands hostage release for Gaza ceasefire | Avi Melamed analysis for Carolyn Jarvis and Redmond Shannon | Global News Canada. https://youtu.be/8wpnsAgy-90 Israel-Hamas _ Netanyahu demands hostage release for Gaza ceasefire | Avi Melamed analysis for Carolyn Jarvis and...

NEST OF EVIL ‘Gaza’s Bin Laden’ Yahya Sinwar is using hostages as human shields to stop Israel from killing him, says military pro |...

NEST OF EVIL ‘Gaza’s Bin Laden’ Yahya Sinwar is using hostages as human shields to stop Israel from killing him, says military pro | Avi Melamed quoted in this article by Sayan Bose, Foreign News Reporter for the SUN...

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ضخ المياه في الأنفاق سيُسبب مخاطر “تمتد لأجيال”… الجيش الإسرائيلي ينفي! | LEBANON DEBATE

Avi Melamed analysis is quoted in " ضخ المياه في الأنفاق سيُسبب مخاطر "تمتد لأجيال"... الجيش الإسرائيلي ينفي! " an article in THE LEBANON DEBATE _ 2023-12-13 | Source article is available here >> بدوره صرح ضابط المخابرات الإسرائيلي...

غمر أنفاق غزة بمياه البحر.. وتحذيرات من مخاطر “ستمتد لأجيال” | ALHURRA

Avi Melamed analysis is quoted in “ غمر أنفاق غزة بمياه البحر.. وتحذيرات من مخاطر "ستمتد لأجيال" ” an article on Al-Hurra - 2023-12-13 | Source article is available here >> ويقول ضابط المخابرات الإسرائيلي السابق...

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The West must speak in a language that the Iranian regime understands | USA TODAY

The West must speak in a language that the Iranian regime understands | Avi Melamed special to the USA TODAY Network | This article has already published in more that 225 other media and newspapers. In the turbulent...

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 Affairs of the House...

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News & Jews- Inside the War in Israel with Avi Melamed at the Merage JCC | JLIFE ORANGE COUNTY

News & Jews - Inside the War in Israel with Avi Melamed at the Merage JCC | JLIFE ORANGE COUNTY | March 2, 2024.     As the conflict intensifies, misconceptions and biases surge. In these critical times,...

Former IDF intelligence official visits St. Louis | St LOUIS JEWISH LIGHT

Former IDF intelligence official visits St. Louis | Article by Bill Motchan for the St LOUIS JEWISH LIGHT | February 29, 2024. Former IDF intelligence official visiting St. Louis to talk next stages in Israel-Hamas war Former Israel intelligence official...

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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...

Israel At War – A Pivotal Moment For The Middle East

ISRAEL AT WAR OCTOBER 2023A PIVOTAL MOMENT FOR THE MIDDLE EAST Briefing Overview | Brief Introduction to Gaza How Did We Get Here? Israel's Response Why Hamas...

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Gaza Strip & Israel | What Fuels The Conflict?

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Israel to open new crossing, ‘flood Gaza with aid’; war of words with Iran heats up | USA TODAY

Israel to open new crossing, 'flood Gaza with aid'; war of words with Iran heats up | Avi Melamed's insights quoted in this article...

Little escape for Rafah residents amid plans for offensive | DEUTSCHE WELLE

Little escape for Rafah residents amid plans for offensive | Avi Melamed is quoted in this article by Tania Krämer for DW - DEUTSCHE...

Israel-Hamas _ Netanyahu demands hostage release for Gaza ceasefire | GLOBAL NATIONAL CANADA

Israel-Hamas _ Netanyahu demands hostage release for Gaza ceasefire | Avi Melamed analysis for Carolyn Jarvis and Redmond Shannon | Global News Canada. https://youtu.be/8wpnsAgy-90 Israel-Hamas _...

Iran not using Hezbollah to respond to Syria strike out of fear of proxy ‘destruction’ | EXPRESS UK

Iran not using Hezbollah to respond to Syria strike out of fear of proxy 'destruction' | Avi Melamed’s insights quoted by Aurora Bosotti for...

NEST OF EVIL ‘Gaza’s Bin Laden’ Yahya Sinwar is using hostages as human shields to stop Israel from killing him, says military pro |...

NEST OF EVIL ‘Gaza’s Bin Laden’ Yahya Sinwar is using hostages as human shields to stop Israel from killing him, says military pro |...

Inside The Middle East | Intelligence Perspectives [ITME] is dedicated to apolitical, non-partisan education about the Middle East.

ITME provides customized educational experiences, knowledge, tools, and resources to organizations, private individuals, students, practitioners, and leaders.

We believe that by providing individuals with the knowledge, skills, and tools to engage in constructive, productive, and tolerant dialogue, as well as fostering enriching encounters among people from diverse ideological backgrounds, we can help them gain a comprehensive understanding of Israel, the Middle East, and effectively navigate the complexities of our global landscape.

EMPOWERING THROUGH EDUCATION & BRIDGING DIVIDES THROUGH KNOWLEDGE

At ITME, we believe there's no substitute for informed education - and we're here to work with you every step of the way!

Since October 7th, we have had one singular focus. Helping people understand the war between Israel and Hamas through offering a nuanced, in-depth perspective rare in traditional educational settings.

We have partnered to give scores of briefings to dozens of organizations, reaching thousands of people across the world in over thirty countries on seven continents. Our sessions are so popular and imactful because they're more than lectures - they are contetuzlized dialogues that spark curiosity and foster understanding. As our participants' horizons expand, so does their appetite for deeper knowledge. We're here to satisfy that demand.

As the Middle East evolves, so does our content. Whether you're a novice or a seasoned learner, ITME adapts to your evolving educational needs. We're committed to being your constant in an ever-changing geopolitical landscape, providing the real, in-depth education that the complexities of our world demand.

Become part of a global community dedicated to understanding the nuances of international affairs. Join us on the journey to real education!

New book by Avi Melamed, acclaimed intelligence & geopolitical analyst - Inside the middle east | Entering a new era | published in 2022

Dedicated to unraveling the Middle East's intricacies, ITME proudly presents a range of transformative products to enhance people’s understanding of this complex region.

Dramatic and historical changes are transforming the region as we speak. And these changes will write the next chapter of this area of the world. Our newest book, "Inside the Middle East | Entering A New Era" is your quintessential guide to the Middle East. Join Avi as he challenges common Western concepts, narratives, and theories, providing a rare insider's view.

Our five-part docuseries, "THE SEAM LINE," delves into Jerusalem's multi-layered conflict, offering a balanced viewpoint that promotes dialogue. The Seam Line is a unique opportunity to explore the conflict in and over Jerusalem through the eyes of Avi Melamed, a fourth-generation Arabic-speaking Jerusalemite Jew, and Middle East expert who was the Advisor on Arab Affairs during the most violent and chaotic chapters in the history of Jerusalem – the Intifada. Meet his Arab and Jewish friends, gain unique insights, and uncover perspectives rarely explored by Western media. Understand the Israeli-Palestine conflict and the complex reality of the Middle East. Join The Seam Line for a transformative journey toward understanding, cooperation, and constructive dialogue

Avi Melamed at Kibbutz Dafna on Israel's Northern Border, October 30, 2023 _ War Briefing | JPC - MEDIA CENTRAL

At the heart of ITME's commitment to Middle Eastern geopolitical education is the ITME HUB, an dynamic and ever evolving platform with an array of intelligence-based tools.

Available in Arabic, English, and Hebrew, this non-partisan and apolitical hub delivers deep geopolitical analysis, allowing users to truly grasp the region's intricate dynamics.

Beyond traditional analysis, the HUB provides diverse mediums—articles, interviews, podcasts, portals, primers, and videos—that encapsulate the region's interconnected narratives.

By placing a spotlight on perspectives often overshadowed by Western media, ITME offers an unparalleled depth of insight.

Avi Melamed's exclusive resources further enhance this platform, aiding users in discerning not only the immediate news but its broader global implications.

In essence, ITME doesn't just present facts; it equips users with the tools to connect the dots and comprehend the multifaceted nature of the Middle East.

Each of these initiatives exemplifies ITME's commitment to fostering a non-partisan understanding of the Middle East, empowering individuals through informed perspectives, bridging ideological gaps, and promoting dialogue and understanding among diverse groups.

Building community through an understanding of the intricate dynamics of the Middle East.

As an analyst and the Founder of Inside The Middle East | Intelligence Perspectives [ITME], Avi Melamed is dedicated to providing apolitical, non-partisan, professional knowledge about the Middle East. His apolitical and non-partisan approach provides the knowledge, skills, and tools that enable people from across the ideological and political spectrum to engage in inclusive, pragmatic, tolerant, and productive dialogue and discussions.

HIGH SCHOOL INTERACTIVE EDUCATION | Through a structured, guided, and engaging process, the ITME Intelligence Curriculum provides universally applicable skills and tools based on Israeli intelligence analysis techniques, to evaluate the reliability of the information.

In today's digital age, the majority of individuals, especially young people, get their information predominantly from online platforms like Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, and others. The surge of catchy slogans, emotional stories, and captivating multimedia tailored for Western audiences frequently paints an incomplete, and at times, misleading representation of the real world. This often goes unchallenged, with many blindly accepting it as the absolute truth. Recognizing this alarming trend, ITME introduces an innovative Intelligence Curriculum. This program, inspired by Israeli intelligence analysis methods, equips students with a critical mindset, empowering them to instinctively question and evaluate the credibility of information they encounter. The structured and immersive ITME curriculum ensures students acquire universally relevant skills and tools, ultimately fostering a generation that values accuracy over virality.

ITME offers gap year and undergraduate students a unique, unbiased dive into the contemporary Middle East, focusing on an apolitical and non-partisan educational curriculum. Harnessing intelligence methodologies, we arm students with analytic tools, promoting an objective understanding that transcends Western media biases. We champion a fresh, critical approach to media and political narratives, shaping informed, discerning future leaders. Our flexible, modular programs can be tailored to fit briefings, seminars, or extended academic sessions, with opportunities for direct Middle East immersion through international travel. In essence, ITME cultivates media-literate thinkers equipped to navigate the complexities of global perspectives.

APOLITICAL, NON-PARTISAN, CONTEXTUALIZED EDUCATION ABOUT THE MIDDLE EAST FOR ORGANIZATIONS | powered by ITME with Avi Melamed

Dedicated to providing an apolitical, non-partisan, intelligence-based perspective on the Middle East, ITME empowers leaders and policymakers to distinguish fact from fiction. Through our programs, participants are trained to think critically, challenge prevailing narratives, and analyze primary sources, ensuring a nuanced understanding of pressing geopolitical matters. ITME's leadership courses are meticulously crafted to ensure that future decision-makers possess a profound comprehension of Israel and its neighboring regions. By equipping them with the analytical prowess to interpret regional occurrences, we ensure they can foresee and adeptly navigate the trajectory of unfolding events, an indispensable skill for crafting impactful policies. In essence, ITME is shaping informed, foresighted leaders for tomorrow's global challenges.

APOLITICAL, NON-PARTISAN, INTELLIGENCE-BASED MIDDLE EAST EDUCATION FOR POLICY MAKERS & LEADERS | ITME by Avi Melamed

Dedicated to providing an apolitical, non-partisan, intelligence-based perspective on the Middle East, ITME empowers leaders and policymakers to distinguish fact from fiction. Through our programs, participants are trained to think critically, challenge prevailing narratives, and analyze primary sources, ensuring a nuanced understanding of pressing geopolitical matters. ITME's leadership courses are meticulously crafted to ensure that future decision-makers possess a profound comprehension of Israel and its neighboring regions. By equipping them with the analytical prowess to interpret regional occurrences, we ensure they can foresee and adeptly navigate the trajectory of unfolding events, an indispensable skill for crafting impactful policies. In essence, ITME is shaping informed, foresighted leaders for tomorrow's global challenges.

ITME IN THE NEWS

Each of these initiatives exemplifies ITME's commitment to fostering a non-partisan understanding of the Middle East, empowering individuals through informed perspectives, bridging ideological gaps, and promoting dialogue and understanding among diverse groups.

ITME Story & Team

From 2013 - 2018, Avi served as the Salisbury Fellow of Intelligence and Middle East Affairs for the Eisenhower Institute. Under his leadership, ITME grew from an undergraduate initiative, to include workshops and seminars from High Schools to Capitol Hill and Jewish communal leadership, directly impacting the outlook, educational path, and career trajectory of more than 200 current and future leaders.

In its sixth year - now an independent 501c3, ITME has the same mission - to provide a non-partisan education on the contemporary Middle East while teaching critical analysis in an innovative and engaging fashion. ITME’s goal is to ensure that the next generation of policy influencers will be equipped with the knowledge, skills, and tools to independently and accurately decipher the Middle East and accurately predict the direction of future events.

Today - a decade later, ITME continues to provide knowledge, customized educational experiences, tools, and resources to organizations, private individuals, students, practitioners, and leaders.

AVI MELAMED

Chief Education Officer

Avi Melamed’s professional background has 3 major elements – Arab Affairs, education & intelligence. For the past 15 years, he has dedicated his experience and skills to equip people with knowledge, skills, and tools to understand the Middle East. Avi’s philosophy is that in order to understand Israel, you have to understand the Middle East. Over the course of his career, Avi is proud of the fact that he has gained credibility and trust among a wide variety of audiences - conservatives, progressives, Jews, non-Jews, and across the Arab world.

MAIA HOFFMAN

Chief Experience Officer

Maia is a Bespoke Travel Consultant, the Founder of Inside The Middle East Interactive Educational Israel Experiences, and a Special Consultant to the Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Foundation. Maia earned her B.A. in Islamic and Judaic Studies from Brandeis University. Her M.A. in Middle Eastern Languages & Cultures from Columbia University. She graduated with honors from both institutions.

Eli Ovits

President

Eli Ovits was appointed President of Inside The Middle East Inc (ITME) in 2021. Eli shares the passion and commitment of ITME’s founders: To educate the public, with an emphasis on current and future leaders in the United Stared and around the world on current affairs in the Arab and Muslim World and their impact on the Middle East. Eli has worked in a range of sectors including philanthropy, media / government relations, communications, and strategy.

Didier Bodin

Design & Communication

" Last February 2022, on our New Book Launch & Teaching Tour, we have traversed the United States.
We have had the honor of briefing and educating high school and college students, business, government, and community leaders, media professionals, and communities at large in Florida, Maryland, New York, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah, and Washington, DC."

We are profoundly grateful to our visionary Board of Directors and our generous donors
Annie Berdy | Carl Chiappa | Josh Fidler | Ronnie Footlick | Beth Goldsmith | Yossef Mars