Itamar Rabinovich is Professor Emeritus of Middle Eastern History at Tel Aviv University. He is Israel's former ambassador to the United States and former Chief Negotiator with Syria in the mid-1990s, and the former President of Tel Aviv University (1999-2007). He is President Emeritus and Counselor of the Israel Institute (Washington and Tel Aviv), and a Distinguished Fellow of the Brooking Institution's Foreign Policy Program.

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Ambassador Rabinovich honored with Scholar-Statesman Award

Institute Honors Ambassadors Oren and Rabinovich
with Scholar-Statesman Award

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News Number Five

The Brookings Institution published a memo written by Itamar Rabinovich: "Assessing the Obstacles and Opportunities in a Future Israeli-Syrian-American Peace Negotiation".

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Theater and Politics in Oslo

Jewish Review of Books, June 13, 2017

by Itamar Rabinovich

In November 1995, the Dayton Agreement was signed, ending the war in Bosnia. This major achievement of American diplomacy was made possible by effective geopolitics and the diplomatic skills of America’s chief negotiator, the late Richard Holbrooke. It put a stop not only to armed conflict, but to civilian massacres and ethnic cleansing. Nonetheless, there is no award-winning Broadway show called Dayton, nor is there likely to be one. There is, however, Oslo.

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New biography tries to answer the ‘What if?’ hovering over Yitzhak Rabin’s legacy

By Rabbi Jack Riemer/JNS.org

December 5, 2016

Former Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin embodied the qualities of his generation: toughness, gruffness and idealism.

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Yitzhak Rabin: Soldier, Leader, Statesman

March 5, 2017

An insider’s perspective on the life and influence of Israel’s first native-born prime minister, his bold peace initiatives, and his tragic assassination

More than two decades have passed since prime minister Yitzhak Rabin’s assassination in 1995, yet he remains an unusually intriguing and admired modern leader. A native-born Israeli, Rabin became an inextricable part of his nation’s pre-state history and subsequent evolution. This revealing account of his life, character, and contributions draws not only on original research but also on the author’s recollections as one of Rabin’s closest aides. 

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