Itamar Rabinovich

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Professor Itamar Rabinovich, noted historian and former president of Tel Aviv University, served as Israeli Ambassador to Washington, D.C. and Chief Negotiator with Syria. He is the author, most recently, of The Lingering Conflict. He is associated with the Hoover Institution's Working Group on Islamism.

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Israel And The Arab Turmoil

by Itamar Rabinovich, Itai Brunvia Defining Ideas
Tuesday, October 10, 2017

The Jewish state is facing a new Middle East. How should it respond?

Israel Facing a New Middle East

by Itamar Rabinovich, Itai Brunvia Books by Hoover Fellows
Thursday, June 8, 2017

New challenges, new realities: Israel’s national security strategy In Israel Facing a New Middle East, Itamar Rabinovich and Itai Brun discuss the evolution of Israel's national security, military doctrine, and policies in light of today's challenges and changes in the Middle East. With an emphasis on two key periods—the years 1979 to 1982 (and their subsequent impact) and the current Middle Eastern turmoil—they review national security strategy, the cabinet level’s national security policy, and the Israel Defense Forces’ (IDF) military strategy.

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Egypt’s Role In The Middle East: The View From Jerusalem

by Itamar Rabinovichvia The Caravan
Monday, March 13, 2017

During the past sixty years, Israel’s relationship with Egypt completed a full cycle. In the late 1950’s in the aftermath of two wars with Egypt and Gamal Abdel Nasser leading the revolutionary pan Arab camp, it was Israel’s most formidable and implacable Arab enemy. Israel’s founding father, David Ben Gurion, saw no hope of breaking the wall of Arab hostility led by Egypt and decided to leap frog over it by formulating and implementing a policy known as “the alliance with the periphery.” 

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A Jewish State in an Arab World

by Itamar Rabinovichvia Defining Ideas (Hoover Institution)
Wednesday, May 14, 2014

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A Jewish State in an Arab World

by Itamar Rabinovichvia Defining Ideas
Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Israel is facing a new and changing regional order in the Middle East. How will it respond?

Israel and the Arab Turmoil

by Itamar Rabinovichvia Hoover Press
Thursday, May 1, 2014

Itamar Rabinovich examines how Israel is facing a new and changing regional order in the Middle East, from the ramifications of the Arab Spring to a receding US role and beyond. The author looks specifically at Israel’s evolving relationships with Egypt, Syria, Lebanon, Turkey, and the Palestinians.

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The Caravan: The End of Syria?

by Itamar Rabinovichvia Advancing a Free Society
Monday, September 16, 2013
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The End of Syria?

by Itamar Rabinovichvia The Caravan
Thursday, September 12, 2013

Will there be a Syrian state in 2014 or 2015? Unfortunately, it is a legitimate and pertinent question. The Syrian civil war is well into its third year and there seems to be no resolution in sight.

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The Caravan: The Regional Ramifications of Morsi’s Removal from Power

by Itamar Rabinovichvia Advancing a Free Society
Wednesday, July 31, 2013
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The Regional Ramifications of Morsi's Removal from Power

by Itamar Rabinovichvia The Caravan
Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Morsi's removal from power and the exacerbation of the conflict over Egypt's identity and political future add yet another compounding element to the murky arena of Middle Eastern regional politics.

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