Last updated on: 9/22/2015 | Author: ProCon.org

Yitzhak Reiter, PhD Biography

Title:
Professor of Middle East, Israel, and Islamic Studies at the Ashkelon Academic College and Senior Researcher at the Jerusalem Institute for Israel Studies and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Position:
Pro to the question "Is a Two-State Solution (Israel and Palestine) an Acceptable Solution to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict?"
Reasoning:

“The group’s [the Group on Models for Jewish-Arab Relations in Israel] members are of the opinion that internal majority-minority relations cannot be postponed until a resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict – based on the concept of two states for two peoples – is found. Ethno-national intergroup tensions in the context of a protracted violent conflict tend to hurt all citizens, members of the national majority and national minority as one.”

Yitzhak Reiter et al, “Towards Inclusive Israeli Citizenship: A New Conceptual Framework for Jewish-Arab Relations in Israel – Points for Public Discussion,” The Jerusalem Institute for Israel Studies, www.jiis.org, 2011

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Professor, Middle East, Israel, and Islamic Studies, Ashkelon Academic College, 2009-present
  • Chair, Department of Land-of-Israel Studies, Ashkelon Academic College
  • Senior Researcher, The Jerusalem Institute for Israel Studies
  • Senior Researcher, The Harry S. Truman Institute for Peace Research, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
  • Project Leader, Models for Jewish-Arab Relations in Israel, The Nauman Foundation via The Jerusalem Institute for Israel Studies, 2009-2011
  • Chair, Public Committee for the Integration of Arabs within the Civil Service, 1993-2005
  • Deputy Advisor for Arab Affairs and Senior Research Officer, Prime Minister’s Office, 1978-1987
  • Recipient, Chaikin Prize of the University of Haifa for Best Research, 2013
  • Recipient, The Michael Landau Prize, 1990
Education:
  • PhD, Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 1991
  • MA, Islamic Civilization, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 1986
  • BA, Arabic Language and Literature, and Islamic Civilization, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 1976
Other:
  • Born on Sep. 5, 1952
Quoted in:
  1. What Is the Significance of Jerusalem for Muslims?
  2. What Is the Significance of Jerusalem for Jews?