Itamar Rabinovich

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Itamar Rabinovich
Ambassador of Israel to the United States
In office
Preceded by Zalman Shoval
Succeeded by Eliahu Ben-Elissar
Personal details
Born 1942
Jerusalem, British Mandate of Palestine
Alma mater Tel Aviv University
Occupation Professor
Religion Jewish

Itamar Rabinovich (Hebrew: איתמר רבינוביץ‎‎; born 1942) is the president of the Israel Institute (Washington and Jerusalem). He was Israel's Ambassador to the United States in the 1990s and former chief negotiator with Syria between 1993 and 1996, and the former president of Tel Aviv University (1999-2007). Currently he is professor emeritus of Middle Eastern History at Tel Aviv University, distinguished global professor at New York University and a distinguished fellow at the Brookings Institution.

Prof. Rabinovich has been a member of Tel Aviv University's faculty since 1971 and served as Ettinger Professor of the Contemporary History of the Middle East, chairman of the Department of Middle Eastern Studies, director of the Moshe Dayan Center for Middle Eastern and African Studies, and Dean of Humanities and Rector.

Rabinovich received B.A. degree from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, an M.A. from Tel Aviv University and a Ph.D. from UCLA. He received Commandeur de l'Ordre des Palmes Académiques from France.


  • Rabinovich, Itamar (2012). The Lingering Conflict: Israel, The Arabs, and the Middle East, 1948–2012 (Revised). ISBN 978-0-8157-2437-7. 

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