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إسرائيل: هل تُضعف إقالة وزير الداخلية والصحة أرييه درعي الائتلاف الحكومي؟ | Israel: Will the dismissal of Minister of Interior and Health Aryeh Deri...

Israel: Will the dismissal of Minister of Interior and Health Aryeh Deri weaken the government coalition? | France24 إسرائيل: هل تُضعف إقالة وزير الداخلية والصحة أرييه درعي الائتلاف الحكومي؟ | فرانس 24 Avi Melamed, speaking Arabic, is shedding light on the dismissal of...

MEET AVI MELAMED

INTELLIGENCE EXPERIENCES BY AVI MELAMED Middle East Intelligence Analyst, Commentator, Educator, Lecturer | Founder, Inside The Middle East Former Israeli intelligence official Avi Melamed serves as a regional affairs analyst, author, speaker and educator focused on the Middle East, its individual countries, states,...

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 | BRIEFING, SERIES, OR...

Road To Abraham Accords & The Path Ahead

Normalization, Peace & Israel's Geostrategic Environment | The Road to The Abraham Accords & The Path Ahead - Download this Briefing ...

Geopolitics of Jerusalem

GEOPOLITICS OF JERUSALEM | SEEING IS THE KEY TO UNDERSTANDING & NOTHING STANDS ALONE When it seems like the Old City, East, and West Jerusalem...

The Iranian-Arab Power Struggle Reaches The Pitch

For the first time since 1979, Iraq is set to host the Arabian Gulf Cup (AGC) of the Arab Gulf Cup Football Federation. But a last-minute announcement, less than 48 hours before the opening ceremonies, might throw a wrench into the pitch, jeopardize the games, and with it, Iraq’s hopes to re-establish Baghdad as part of the Arab world.

Gaza Border | What Drives the Conflict?

Gaza Border | What Drives The Conflict? What Can You Do? Standing in Israel you can see almost half of the Gaza Strip. That is...

Ben-Gvir’s Temple Mount Visit Puts Israel’s Arab Allies in Tight Spot, Avi Melamed Warns

Ben-Gvir’s Temple Mount Visit Puts Israel’s Arab Allies in Tight Spot, Analysts Warn Find Avi Melamed's insights and warnings on Ben-Gvir’s Temple Mount visit, as...

ISRAEL Insights

Hamas's strategy to fan the flames of violence in the West Bank & leave Gaza out might backfire. Playing with fire – Hamas might get burned.

اقتحام باحة المسجد الأقصى: أي انعكاسات؟ | Breaking into the courtyard of Al-Aqsa Mosque: any repercussions? France24

Breaking into the courtyard of Al-Aqsa Mosque, any repercussions? | France24 اقتحام باحة المسجد الأقصى: أي انعكاسات؟ | فرانس 24 Avi Melamed, speaking Arabic, is...

Reactions to Rumors of Nasrallah Stroke or Death Demonstrate Intense Hatred Many Arabs have for Hezbollah Leader

Reactions to Rumors of Nasrallah Stroke or Death Demonstrate Intense Hatred Many Arabs have for Hezbollah Leader Find Avi Melamed's commentary on the status of...

LEBANON Insights

Spiraling towards total collapse, Lebanon is, first and foremost, a victim of itself.

Jerusalem | Build Your Geopolitical Database

Jerusalem | Build Your Geopolitical Database BRIEFING ONE SESSION PRESENTATION + Q & A...

Morocco & Israel celebrate two years of normalized relations Pt2

Morocco and Israel celebrate two years of normalized relations by Steve Postal Find Avi Melamed's commentary on the Morocco & Israel two years of normalized...

NORMALIZATION Insights

Gulf sends message to Israel. Don't take normalization for granted. Road ahead depends on the actions & policies of new Israeli government.

Morocco & Israel celebrate two years of normalized relations

Morocco and Israel celebrate two years of normalized relations by Steve Postal Find Avi Melamed's commentary on the Morocco & Israel two years of normalized...

The World Cup, The Palestinian Issue and Middle Eastern Politics

For the Palestinians, expressions of support during the World Cup were a source of encouragement and satisfaction - even if it was temporary.

Gaza Strip & Israel | What Fuels The Conflict?

THE GAZA STRIP & ISRAEL | What fuels the conflict? What can you do? - Download this Briefing THIS BRIEFING...

Lebanese Border | Israel’s Northern Front

The view from Israel into Lebanon is breathtaking.  However, external forces and inner struggles have wrenched this county for generations.  Standing on the border,...

IRAN Insights

I evaluate that in the foreseeable future, Iran will continue its policy of walking on the edge with regard to its nuclear program, yet it will not cross specific red lines.

La Guarida del León contra Israel: por qué la próxima intifada no será como las anteriores

La Guarida del León contra Israel: por qué la próxima intifada no será como las anteriores.Por P.J. Armengou. Nablus (Cisjordania) The Lion's Den against Israel:...

Iranian Crescent | Structure, Impact & Ramifications

The Iranian Crescent | Structure, Impact & Ramifications BRIEFING, SERIES, OR COURSE ONE TO FIVE SESSIONS ...

Golan Heights | Syrian Border, Iranian Corridor & Crescent

Golan Heights | The Syrian Border & the Iranian Shi'ite Crescent The war in Syria, one of the most significant events in the history...

How the Middle East Shapes the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

THE ISRAELI-PALESTINIAN CONFLICT | A VIEW FROM THE REGIONHOW THE MIDDLE EAST SHAPES THE CONFLICT BRIEFING, SERIES, OR COURSE ...

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 INTELLI-TOUR Takes Place in Jerusalem...

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

Two People, One Land, Many Narratives This tour is in the area known as the West Bank – also called, Judea and Samaria. We will travel...

Palestinian Insights

Hamas's strategy to fan the flames of violence in the West Bank & leave Gaza out might backfire. Playing with fire – Hamas might get burned.

Hamas Plans on its 35th Anniversary Could Backfire Once Again

For the first time since 1979, Iraq is set to host the Arabian Gulf Cup (AGC) of the Arab Gulf Cup Football Federation. But a last-minute announcement, less than 48 hours before the opening ceremonies, might throw a wrench into the pitch, jeopardize the games, and with it, Iraq’s hopes to re-establish Baghdad as part of the Arab world.

Israeli Society 2023 | Pragmatism & Paradoxes

Israeli Society 2023 | Pragmatism & Paradoxes BRIEFING ONE SESSION PRESENTATION + Q & A...

Talkline With Zev Brenner | Getting back on track with the Palestinians

45 min interview of Avi Melamed by Zev Brenner for the Talkline Podcast | December 2022 The latest interview of Avi Melamed on the Podcast...

The ABCs of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (Jerusalem / Road 6 / Gaza Envelope)

The ABCs of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict This briefing focuses on building or strengthening the building blocks of knowledge critical for understanding contemporary Israel and the...

Israeli-Palestinian Conflict | Build Your Database

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

Lions Den Popularity Shows Divide Between Palestinian People & Its Leaders

Avi Melamed’s full article about the Lions' Den terror group, as originally published in the Jerusalem Post and the Jerusalem Report | December 2022. "The...

THE SEAM LINE Documentary Series On Jerusalem!

“The Seam Line” By ITME, Inside The Middle East, Avi Melamed, A Documentary Series On Jerusalem | Produced By Ayelet Ephrati, Directed By Eitan...

The Uprising In Iran | A Struggle Over Identity – This Is Why

The Uprising in Iran is a Struggle Over Identity | This is Why, Originally published in USA Today | November 30, 2022, as well...

Avi Melamed interview on JBS | In the News: Security Escalation in Israel | November, 2022

30 min interview of Avi Melamed by Shahar Azani for JBS ’s "In The News program" The latest interview of Avi Melamed by Shahar Azani...

Pay Close Attention to Growing Popularity of Lion’s Den Terror Group

Avi Melamed’s Insight about the Lion’s Den terror group continues to be quoted. Read the article in the JewishPress by Hana Levi Julian -...

Avi Melamed Warns Against Actions That Can Further Destabilize West Bank

Quoted in The Jewish Chronicle, Avi Melamed warned against actions that could further destabilize the West Bank, full article in The Jewish Chronicleby Georgia...

The Briefing Room

The Briefing Room BRIEFING, SERIES Can be combined with any other Briefing Topic ONE TO UNLIMITED ...

Upsurge In Violence Heightens Anxiety Over Stability of West Bank

Avi Melamed’s Insight about the Lion’s Den terror group were quoted by James Shotter, the Jerusalem correspondent for the Financial Times. Read the article in...

Jerusalem Press Club | Interview: Jerusalem Bombers Aimed for Rash Israeli Response

Interview by the Jerusalem Press Club of Avi Melamed, a senior Arab affairs analyst, expert in the field of terror, analyses today's terror bombings...

Avi Melamed in All-Israel News

Another read for the weekend, find Avi Melamed ’s insights about the explosions in Jerusalem, quoted in the All-Israel News online newspaper in the article...

Avi Melamed on CBN, interview about The Lions Den Palestinian Militia | November 2022

5 min interview of Avi Melamed with #ChrisMitchell CBN about the #Nablus-based #LionsDen Palestinian militia. I explain why it's gaining popularity, the insights its...

2022 World Cup in Qatar, the title match is idealpolitik vs. realpolitik

At the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, the title match is idealpolitik vs realpolitik Originally published in USA Today | 2022 November 18...

خط التماس | Kav Ha Tefer | קו התפר | A Film and Discussion About Jerusalem ***COMING SOON***

The Seam Line | A Film and Discussion About Jerusalem BRIEFING ONE SESSION 45 -...

The UAE Resistance Union Against Normalization

The UAE Resistance Union Against Normalization appeared in August 2020. The term 'union' is somewhat confusing because it is not a structured organization but...

NEW BOOK 2022

New book by Avi Melamed, acclaimed intelligence & geopolitical analyst - Inside the middle east | Entering a new era | published in 2022 https://insidethemiddle-east.com/avi-melamed-books/ In...

Inside the Middle East | Intelligence Perspectives

Inside the Middle East | Intelligence Perspectives ITME PRAXIS THE PROGRAM IN ITS ENTIRETY IS A FULL YEAR (WITH...

THE BRIEFING ROOM

The Briefing Room by Inside The Middle-East | An insider access to the most current geopolitical analysis from across the Arab world. WHAT IS THE...

Jerusalem Post Avi Melamed comments on the current events in Iran

Find Avi Melamed ’s comments on the current events in Iran published in the Jerusalem Post. Article by FELICE FRIEDSON/THE MEDIA LINE, SARA MILLER/...

Podcast on Radio JAI | New Book Interview

Listen to the Podcast on Radio JAI of Avi’s interview (in Hebrew) and his latest book, Inside the Middle East, Entering a new era....

BOOKS by AVI MELAMED

BOOKS by AVI MELAMED. Presentation of all the BOOKS written by AVI MELAMED. INSIDE THE MIDDLE EAST | ENTERING A NEW ERA (2022) In the third decade...

Shin-Bet Chief Warns Israel

Shin-Bet Chief Warns Israel, Internal Division is Making Country Vulnerable to More Terror Attacks Below the coverage of Avi Melamed’s comments about Iranian proxies escalating...

Abraham Accords 2 years Anniversary on CBN

We’re pleased to share the airing of Avi Melamed’s interview about the Abraham Accords 2 years Anniversary on CBN | Christian Broadcast Network. The segment...

Avi Melamed’s Thoughts On The Growth Of The Abraham Accords [that appeared in the jewish news press]

Avi Melamed’s thoughts on the growth of the Abraham Accords that appeared in the Jewish news press: https://www.jns.org/what-have-the-game-changing-abraham-accords-accomplished-after-2-years/ The Jewish News Syndicate is one of the...

EFE article with Avi’s comments about the Abraham Accords anniversary

We’re pleased to share that several media picked up the EFE article with Avi’s comments about the Abraham Accords anniversary. EFE is the major Spanish-language...

Avi Melamed’s Comments On The Anniversary Of The Abraham Accords that appeared in the Arabic Press

Avi Melamed’s thoughts on the anniversary of the Abraham Accords that appeared in the Arabic Press. … Avi Melamed, a former Israeli intelligence official and...

New nuclear deal with Iran I24 NEWS

Avi Melamed shedding light on the new nuclear deal with Iran on I24 News in english - (August 30, 2022) https://youtu.be/DSNNRGLsghw If you want to have...

THE HUB by ITME

FROM THE MIDDLE EAST ABOUT THE MIDDLE EAST. The ITME HUB & Avi Melamed are committed to providing you with apolitical, non-partisan geopolitical analysis and...

LEADERS & POLICY MAKERS

APOLITICAL, NON-PARTISAN, INTELLIGENCE-BASED MIDDLE EAST EDUCATION FOR POLICY MAKERS & LEADERS ITME teaches you to separate the wheat from the chaff, think critically, challenge popular...

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HIGH SCHOOL INTERACTIVE EDUCATION BY ITME People, and particularly young people, extract their information from the internet, particularly social media platforms – Facebook, Instagram,...

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APOLITICAL, NON-PARTISAN, CONTEXTUALIZED EDUCATION ABOUT THE MIDDLE EAST FOR ORGANIZATIONS ITME is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing apolitical, contextualized, non-partisan education about the Middle...

JEWISH ORGANIZATIONS

APOLITICAL, NON-PARTISAN, CONTEXTUALIZED EDUCATION ABOUT THE MIDDLE EAST ITME is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing apolitical, contextualized, non-partisan education about the Middle East...

Sinai Border

Egypt and Israel have had a Peace Treaty since 1979, yet ... ... this is one of Israel’s most challenging borders and has direct ramifications...

The Red Sea and Jordanian Borders

Eilat, one of the most strategic and least explored security regions in Israel Eilat borders Jordan – Israel’s most peaceful border, the Sinai desert –...

Inside the Chaotic Middle East With Avi Melamed

Click Here to Hear the Podcast @ futureofjewish.substack.com Avi Melamed is a former Israeli Intelligence Official and Senior Official on Arab Affairs, which propelled him...

Is Another Violent Round Between Israel & Gaza Around the Corner?

Israeli Flags in Jerusalem & Threats of War From Hamas & Islamic Jihad in Palestine (PIJ) |Is Another Violent Round Between Israel & Gaza...

“Defending Al-Aqsa” & Politics in the Middle East

In April 2022, Muslims mark the holy month of Ramadan. Throughout April, violent clashes took place in the al-Aqsa compound in Jerusalem between Palestinians...

Current Israeli-Palestinian Environment | Avi Melamed | I24 NEWS English (April 13, 2022)

Avi Melamed analyzes the current Israeli-Palestinian environment and what we can expect in the near future. https://youtu.be/nf0k8x9ZxNo Follow me on Twitter @AviMelamed; Facebook @InsideTheMiddleEast; for more...

People of the Pod – Solving the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict – A New Perspective

Click Here to Hear the Podcast @ People of the Pod | www.ajc.org When it comes to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the pathway to peace has...

Operation Breakwater: Israel launches mission to counter terror

Melamed says 'We’ve been through these waves of terror in the past' Avi Melamed, the CEO and founder of Inside the Middle East - Intelligence...

Peacebuilding & Advocacy 101 – Understanding Middle East Realities – Podcast

Podcast Hosted by Orly Benaroch Light:Entrepreneur, Business Market Developments, Women's Achievement & Empowerment, Human Rights Defender, Speaker, Children's Book Author, and Mom. Avi Melamed is...

The Washington Outsider Report EP23 with Avi Melamed

Podcast with Avi Melamed, a former #Israeli #intelligence officer, & Arab affairs specialist discussing his latest book on The Washington Outsider #Report on The...

Houthi Attack on the UAE | Iran Attempting to Dictate the Deterrence Equation

INFORMATION January 17, 2022, an oil depot facility near the Abu Dhabi international airport was attacked apparently by assault drone(s). As a result of the...

Iran & UAE | Avi Melamed on I24 News | December 29, 2021

Avi Melamed talks about Iran and the strengthening of the relationship between Israel and the United Arab Emirates. https://youtu.be/o-NSkVEQl7Y Follow me on Twitter @AviMelamed; Facebook @InsideTheMiddleEast;...

Israel & Palestine – Avi Melamed on I24 News | December 29, 2021

Avi Melamed analyzes the current relationship between Israel and the Palestinian Authority. https://youtu.be/ikJ8eqtzqpM Follow me on Twitter @AviMelamed; Facebook @InsideTheMiddleEast; for more Videos on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/c/AviMelamed I...

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Access to ITME's Geopolitical Briefings from the comfort of your home over the Internet. For the first time in Israel, our interactive sessions are...

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SEMINARS & COURSES ITME is the leading multi-modality learning experience about Israel and the Middle East. We can work with you to go study one...

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LIVE & INTERACTIVE ONLINE EXPERIENCES A tailor-made Interactive lecture followed by an open discussion (Q&A) with the participants. Each Briefing is constantly updated to reflect...

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PERSONAL-ENCOUNTOURS™ are live, unfiltered and interactive conversations with residents that live:In Jerusalem, On the Gaza Border, On the Lebanese Border, On the Syrian Border...

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INTELLI-TOUR™ is a series of planned OUTDOOR BRIEFINGS in different locations: Cities & Villages, Galilee's Valleys, Seashores, Negev Desert, Golan Heights... All Borders of...

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INTEL-EDVENTURE™ is an Intelligence OUTDOOR BRIEFING in " 1 " location. (sometimes called security briefing). Perfect choice to get a taste...

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PRAXIS WORKSHOP Basic Building Blocks of the ITME Praxis People, particularly young people, extract their information from the internet, particularly from social media platforms. The combination...

Gaza & Israel | Avi Melamed on I24 News | December 29, 2021

Avi talks about events today around the Gaza Strip, Israel Defense Minister Benny Gantz hosting Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, and the struggle between...

Iran Nuclear Negotiations in Vienna | Avi Melamed on I24 News

Avi Melamed on I24 News analysis of the resumption of talks in Vienna between Iran and the P5 +1 (the United States, the United...

latest wave of attacks in Jerusalem | Avi Melamed on I24 News

Avi analyzes the latest wave of attacks in Jerusalem and the West Bank and discusses talks between the UAE and Iran - should Israel...

Is Lebanon on the Verge of a Military Coup?

This article was originally published in Algemeiner on July 22, 2021. https://www.algemeiner.com/2021/07/22/is-lebanon-on-the-verge-of-a-military-coup/  This article is also audio enabled A combination of sectarian politics, ethnic divide, animosity, and...

Israel Foreign Minister State Visit to the UAE | Avi Melamed on I24 News

In this interview, I analyze Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett's Foreign Minister - Yair Lapid's first State Visit to the UAE. https://youtu.be/x67SVlBlAFE Follow me on Twitter...

ESCALATING TRAJECTORY OF THE ISRAELI-PALESTINIAN ARENA

Our Regional Guest | Mohammed Najib This Briefing Room explores the reasons for the recent escalation of the trajectory of the Israeli-Palestinian arena and the...

Rising Tensions | Are We On the Verge of Another Escalation? Avi Melamed | I24 NEWS (June 10, 2021)

The delayed Jerusalem Day March of Flags that was supposed to take place on May 10, 2021, may go forward next week. Three Palestinians...

Egypt & Gaza | Avi Melamed I24 News (English)

Why is Egypt so currently engaged with Gaza? Will the ceasefire between Israel & Gaza hold? I explore all of these issues and others...

ANCIENT JEWISH COMMUNITIES & THE NEW MIDDLE EAST

Our Regional Guest | Rabbi Mendy Chitrik, Chief Rabbi of Turkey, the founder and chairman of the Alliance of Rabbis in Islamic...

PERSPECTIVES FROM A SYRIAN-BORN JOURNALIST

Our Regional Guest | Hayvi Bouzo | هيفي بوظو Former managing editor, at Beirut’s The Daily Star. Reporting from...

LEBANON THE TRAGIC TRAJECTORY

Our Regional Guest | Hussain Abdul-Hussain | حسين عبد الحسين Former managing editor, at Beirut’s The Daily Star. Reporting...

THE UNITED ARAB EMIRATES & THE ABRAHAM ACCORDS

Our Regional Guest | Ahmed Obaid AlMansoori | احمد المنصوري Former member of the UAE Federal National Council, Founder, Crossroad...

EGYPT, TOWARDS A NEW STATEHOOD MODEL?

Our Regional Guest | Dalia Ziada | داليا زيادة  Founder and Director, Liberal Democracy Institute Dalia Ziada is an...

THE COUP IN SUDAN A POWER STRUGGLE OVER SUDAN’S FUTURE

Our Regional Guest | Mohamed Abu Bakr | محمد أبو بكرPresident, The African Middle Eastern Leadership Project (AMEL) Briefing Overview Main Brief...

Understanding the Israel-Gaza War (May 10 – 21, 2021) | Is There A Winner?

This video analyzes the latest war between Israel and the Islamist groups in Gaza – namely Hamas and Islamic Jihad in Palestine. How did the...

The Israel-Gaza War | My Message to Western Leaders

https://youtu.be/qSQf1flGc5U This message follows a series of seven videos in which I outlined the events leading up to the escalation between Israel and the Islamist...

A Third Intifada on the Rise?

Alma’s Ibrahim Abu Ahmad and intelligence analyst and Avi Melamed, founder of Inside The Middle East Intelligence Perspectives (ITME) discuss the developments in Sheikh...

Avi Melamed I24 News | Arabic (May 18, 2021)

Analyzing & discussing the latest events in Israel, the West Bank & Gaza. https://youtu.be/W5WixCdImCE Follow me on Twitter @AviMelamed; Facebook @InsideTheMiddleEast; for more Videos on YouTube...

Avi Melamed | I24 NEWS English (May 18, 2021)

Analyzing & discussing the latest events in Israel, the West Bank & Gaza. https://youtu.be/SaR4hhil5i0 Follow me on Twitter @AviMelamed; Facebook @InsideTheMiddleEast; for more Videos on YouTube...

Does the war jeopardize the Abraham Accords? | I24 NEWS (May 17, 2021)

What lies behind the war between Israel & Hamas and Islamic Jihad in Gaza? Does the war jeopardize the Abraham Accords? What is Egypt’s...

Avi Melamed on France24 (Arabic) | The Rising Tensions Between Jews & Arabs in Israel

My conversation last night on France24 (Arabic) | The Rising Tensions Between Jews & Arabs in Israel https://youtu.be/Zkly4ZsFvq4 If you would like to understand some of...

Israel-Hamas Military Collision | An Update as of Friday May, 14th 2021

Israel-Hamas Military Collision | An Update as of Friday May, 14th 2021 This short report is a review of the major events that have happened...

Understanding The Current Escalation | Israel-Gaza War | May 2021

Understanding The Current Escalation | Israel-Gaza War 2021 In this seven-part series, I outlined the events leading up to the escalation between Israel and the...

The Israel-Gaza War of 2021 | What Really Led to the War?

The Israel-Gaza War of 2021 | What Really Led to the War? The sharp escalation over the past 36 hours between Israel and Gaza was...

The Gaza Strip 2021 | Background & Context with Avi Melamed

The Gaza Strip 2021 | Background & Context with Avi Melamed This Podcast provides background to events unfolding military escalation between Israel and Gaza on...

Palestinian Elections: Abbas’s Calculated Risk or Gamble?

Palestinian Elections: Abbas’s Calculated Risk or Gamble? The original article was published in the Jerusalem Post. In January, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas signed a presidential decree announcing elections for...

Biden and the Middle East | Navigating Between Idealpolitik and Realpolitik

Biden and the Middle East | Navigating Between Idealpolitik and Realpolitik Western foreign policy is often a delicate balancing act between realpolitik policy — one that is...

THE TALIBAN RETAKE AFGHANISTAN

Our Regional Guest | Maihan Wali | میهن ولی Founder of Women's Empowerment Through Sport in...

The Elimination of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, Iran’s Top Nuclear Scientist & The Deterrence Equilibrium In The Middle East

The Elimination of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, Iran’s Top Nuclear Scientist & The Deterrence Equilibrium In The Middle East Information On Friday, November 27, 2020, Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, a...

Shana Tova سنة جديدة سعيدة שנה טובה

Shana Tova سنة جديدة سعيدة שנה טובה Shana Tova سنة جديدة سعيدة שנה טובה שלום לכולםההתמודדות עם אתגר הקורונה, האירועים הדינמיים, לעיתם הדרמטיים במרחב שלנו וגם...

The Special Tribunal for Lebanon Final Verdict | The End or A Beginning?

The Special Tribunal for Lebanon Final Verdict | The End or A Beginning? On March 1, 2009, a select body called the STL – the Special Tribunal...

The Israel-UAE Peace Agreement & The Restructured Middle East

The Israel-UAE Peace Agreement & The Restructured Middle East Both the “Abraham Accords” – the peace agreement between Israel and the UAE and the reactions...

Massive Explosion in the Port of Beirut, August 4, 2020 | Preliminary Observations by Avi Melamed

Massive Explosion in the Port of Beirut, August 4, 2020 | Preliminary Observations by Avi Melamed I am writing this article the day after a...

Possible Israeli Annexation / Sovereignty: Domestic & Regional Responses

Possible Israeli Annexation / Sovereignty: Domestic & Regional Responses In this short article, I would like to explore a couple of aspects of Israel, possibly...

The Civil War in Libya: A Flammable Struggle for Wealth & Hegemony

The Civil War in Libya: A Flammable Struggle for Wealth & Hegemony Background Libya is the fourth largest country in Africa. It has the largest oil...

Al-Quds: Iranian Poster & Hidden Messages

Al-Quds: Iranian Poster & Hidden Messages Hezbollah chief Every year, on the last Friday of the Muslim month of Ramadan, worshipers around the world mark “Al-Quds...

Trump’s Plan – Regional Reactions & Initial Observations

Trump’s Plan – Regional Reactions & Initial Observations On Tuesday, January 28, 2020, US President Donald Trump presented his plan to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict....

Zoom-In: The Red Sea

Zoom-In: The Red Sea There are two recent significant developments to follow related to the Red Sea. Council of Red Sea Shore and Gulf of Aden...

The Eastern Mediterranean: The Civil War in Libya & Turkish-Egyptian Tensions Deepen

The Eastern Mediterranean: The Civil War in Libya & Turkish-Egyptian Tensions Deepen An update to my article on Zoom-In on the Middle East | December 15,...

Iranian Retaliation: A Prelude to A Diplomatic Process?

Iranian Retaliation: A Prelude to A Diplomatic Process? This article is being written just hours after Iran launched a missile attack (January 8) against two...

The Killing of Major General Qassem Soleimani | Initial Observations

The Killing of Major General Qassem Soleimani | Initial Observations The killing of Iranian Al-Quds Force Commander, Major General Qassem Soleimani by the United States (January 3rd,...

Who Are The Iranian Revolutionary Guards?

Who Are The Iranian Revolutionary Guards? The Iranian Mullah regime came to power in 1979. Iran’s official name is the Islamic Republic of Iran. Iran...

To Understand Israel You Must Understand The Neighborhood

To Understand Israel, You Must Understand The Neighborhood Since the dawn of the 21st Century, the Middle East has been undergoing tremendous upheaval. The geopolitical...

Zoom-In on the Middle East | December 15, 2019

Zoom-In on the Middle East | December 15, 2019 The Middle East is a chain of links. Everything is connected. Understanding the links is critical...

INTERACTIVE INTELLIGENCE EXPERIENCES

INTELLIGENCE EXPERIENCES BY AVI MELAMED Middle East Intelligence Analyst, Commentator, Educator, Lecturer | Founder, Inside The Middle East Former Israeli intelligence official Avi Melamed serves as...

Iran is on Fire: Mass Protests Breakout Across Iran

Iran is on Fire: Mass Protests Breakout Across Iran Rising gasoline prices in Iran have resulted in an outbreak of mass protests across Iran. Protestors are...

Could a Tropical Storm lead to a Public Storm in Gaza?

Could a Tropical Storm lead to a Public Storm in Gaza? Weather forecasts are forecasting a tropical storm accompanied by high winds and mostly heavy...

Lebanon’s Despair: Initial Diagnoses | October 21

Lebanon’s Despair: Initial Diagnoses | October 21 October 21, 2019 The screams and mass protests – unprecedented in volume and intensity – which erupted in Lebanon...

Turkey’s Military Operation in Northeastern Syria | October 20 Observations

Turkey’s Military Operation in Northeastern Syria | October 20 Observations Background On October 9, 2019, Turkey’s army invaded northeastern Syria. As of now, the Turkish military...

Part 3 | Alarms on Lebanese-Israeli Border: Preemptive Actions to Prevent a Wide-Scale War in The Middle East

Part 3 | Alarms on Lebanese-Israeli Border: Preemptive Actions to Prevent a Wide-Scale War in The Middle East In Part 1 of my three-part analysis, “Alarms on...

Beyond Despair: Protests in Iraq – October 2019 Immediate Observations

Beyond Despair: Protests in Iraq – October 2019 Immediate Observations Over the past week, mass protests and riots have spread throughout Iraq’s major cities. Reportedly, more...

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...

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After the US Strike, What’s Next in the Middle East?

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