Avi Melamed

Avi Melamed, former Israeli Senior Official on Arab Affairs and former Intelligence Official and educator is today the Eisenhower Institute Middle East Expert and an Independent Middle East Strategic Intelligence Analyst, Regional Expert and lecturer specializing in the current affairs of the Arab and Muslim world and their impact on Israel and the region. Avi provides intelligence analysis, indoors and outdoors briefings and tours to diplomats, Israeli and foreign policy makers, international media outlets and a wide variety of organizations and private clients on a range of Israel and Middle East affairs. His analysis, tours and briefings, based on Arab sources, many years of field experience, policy design and intimate connections throughout the Arab world, offer an insider’s view of the constantly-changing Middle East landscape and future regional implications. Avi is also the founder and creator of Feenjan – Israel speaks Arabic, a non-profit initiative which presents contemporary Israeli society and culture to the Arab world in Arabic, and serves as an online platform for Israelis and Arabs to discover and discuss issues of common interest. Avi has authored two books, Separate and Unequal - Israel's rule in East Jerusalem, published by Harvard University Press and Ubrusi, A Novel. He is a frequent guest on English and Arabic networks including Al-Jazeera, BBC Arabic and many more. His articles are translated into multiple languages and are available on international news websites. Avi's website: www.avimelamed.com Avi's articles are also available at – avimelamed.wordpress.com

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