About Us

The Meir Amit Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center (ITIC) was established 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 mainly about terrorism and intelligence.

The main research topics in the field of terrorism:

The main research topics in the field of terrorism:

  • The main research topics in the field of terrorism:
  • The Palestinian terrorist organizations, their ideology, activities and military capabilities, their political activity, and their international battle for hearts and minds.
  • The Palestinian Authority and the de-facto Hamas administration in the Gaza Strip.
  • The Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
  • Hezbollah in Lebanon.
  • Global jihad organizations, mainly ISIS and Al-Qaeda.
  • Funding and marketing terrorism.
  • States which sponsor terrorism, mainly Iran and Syria.
  • The campaign to delegitimize Israel.
  • Anti-Semitism and incitement to terrorism and hatred directed against the State of Israel and the Jewish people.
  • Iran and its policy toward terrorism and the State of Israel.

The Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center employs a staff of experts who research the various aspects of terrorism. They monitor the day-to-day events in the field of terrorism, collect the relevant information, process and analyze the data, and regularly issue information bulletins and in-depth studies about the ITIC’s fields of interest. The ITIC publications include periodic and in-depth studies on various issues.

The Institute for the Research of Intelligence and Policy operating as part of the ITIC is engaged in research on intelligence issues. Its main topics are the methodology of intelligence, intelligence and decision making, and the heritage of the Israeli intelligence community. The institute publishes periodic articles and in-depth studies. It issues a semi-annual professional bulletin on various methodological issues of interest to intelligence researchers in Israel and abroad. In addition, the institute conducts workshops and seminars on intelligence issues, and holds an annual international conference.

The ITIC publications are translated into several languages and disseminated by the website and by e-mail. The ITIC website enjoys interest among Internet users worldwide, and the ITIC publications are cited by decision-makers, journalists and research institutes as well. The publications of the ITIC are available by direct e-mail to those who register on the website.

ITIC subscribers in Israel and abroad include decision-makers, government officials, law-enforcement agencies, Israeli delegations around the world, foreign embassies in Israel, research institutes and academic institutions, Jewish organizations, journalists, and experts on terrorism.

Display of captured materials

A display of materials related to terrorism, captured by the Israel Defense Forces during the violent conflict with the Palestinians, in Operation Protective Shield in 2002, in the Second Lebanon War, and in routine IDF activities. Included are weapons, documents, posters and flyers, books and equipment belonging to the Palestinian terrorist organizations and Hezbollah. The display is open to the general public (by appointment).

Library and computerized data center

The library and computerized data center house the greatest concentration of information about intelligence and terrorism in Israel. The library has tens of thousands of books, articles, documents and videos (including films dealing with intelligence, produced by the IICC). The library has books on Middle East security, history, society and geography. It’s open to the general public.