The Meir Amit Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center (ITIC) opened in 2002. It is part of the Israel Intelligence Heritage and Commemoration Center (IICC), a national site dedicated to the memory of fallen of the Israeli intelligence community. The ITIC is located near Gelilot, north of Tel Aviv, and is directed by (Col. Ret.) Dr. Reuven Erlich. The objective of the ITIC is to collect, study and disseminate information about terrorism.
The ITIC's Main Topics
- The Palestinian terrorist organizations, their ideology, activities and military capabilities, and their international battle for hearts and minds.
- The Palestinian Authority and the de-facto Hamas administration in the Gaza Strip.
- Hezbollah in Lebanon.
- The campaign to delegitimize Israel.
- Financing and marketing terrorism, and the states which sponsor terrorism (especially Iran and Syria).
- Anti-Semitism, incitement to terrorism and hatred for the State of Israel and the Jewish people in the Arab-Muslim world.
- Radical Islam.
- The global jihad and Al-Qaeda.
- The Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
The Center Boasts:
The Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center employs a staff of experts who research the various aspects of terrorism. They monitor events and collect, process and analyze data, and regularly issue information bulletins and in-depth studies about the ITIC's fields of interest.
Disseminating the Information
The bulletins and studies are posted on the ITIC website and sent to subscribers by email. In addition to Hebrew, they are available in English, French, Spanish, German, Russian Arabic and Farsi. Subscriptions to its email service are free.
ITIC subscribers include policy-makers, figures in government and law enforcement, research facilities and academic institutions, Jewish organizations and experts in the study of terrorism in Israel and around the globe.
Display of Captured Materials at the IICC in Gelilot
A display of materials related to terrorism, captured by the Israel Defense Forces during the violent conflict with the Palestinians, in the Second Lebanon War and in routine IDF activities. Included are weapons, documents, books, posters and flyers, and equipment belonging to the Palestinian terrorist organizations and Hezbollah. The display is open to the general public.
Library and Computerized Data Center
The library and computerized data center house the greatest concentration of information about terrorism in Israel. The library has tens of thousands of books, articles, documents and videos (including films dealing with intelligence produced by the IICC).