Itamar Rabinovich ( Hebrew: ; 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.
Itamar Rabinovich received a
B.A. degree from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, an M.A. from Tel Aviv University, and a Ph.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles.
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. He is the president of the Israel Institute (Washington and Jerusalem). He was president of Tel Aviv University (1999-2007) (following Yoram Dinstein, and succeeded by Zvi Galil). 
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.
Israel's Ambassador to the United States in the 1990s and former chief negotiator with Syria between 1993 and 1996.
Syria under the Ba?th, 1963-66. Israel Universities Press. 1972. ISBN . 0-70-651266-9
With Haim Shaked (1978). . Transaction Books. From June to October: The Middle East between 1967 and 1973 ISBN . 0-87-855230-8
With Haim Shaked (1980). . Transaction Books. The Middle East and the United States: Perceptions and Policies ISBN . 0-87-855752-0
The War for Lebanon, 1970-1985. Cornell University Press. 1985. ISBN . 0-80-149313-7
The Road Not Taken: Early Arab-Israeli Negotiations. Oxford University Press. 1991. ISBN . 978-0-19-506066-9
The Brink of Peace: The Israeli-Syrian Negotiations. Princeton University Press. 1999. ISBN . 0-69-101023-4
. Princeton University Press. 2004. Waging Peace: Israel and the Arabs, 1948-2003 ISBN . 0-69-111982-1
With Jehuda Reinharz (2008). . Brandeis University Press. Israel in the Middle East: Documents and Readings on Society, Politics, and Foreign Relations, Pre-1948 to the Present ISBN . 0-87-451962-4
The View from Damascus: State, Political Community and Foreign Relations in Twentieth-Century Syria. Vallentine Mitchell. 2008. ISBN . 0-85-303800-7
The Lingering Conflict: Israel, The Arabs, and the Middle East, 1948-2012 (revised ed.). Brookings Institution Press. 2013. ISBN . 978-0-81-572437-7 Rabinovitch, Itamar (2017). Yitzhak Rabin : soldier, leader, statesman. Yale University Press.
Critical studies of his work Shindler, Colin (September 2017). "Israel's independent introvert". Reviews. History Today. 67 (9): 104-105.
Awards and recognition
In 1992, he won the
National Jewish Book Award in the Israel category for The Road Not Taken: Early Arab-Israeli Negotiations 
Commandeur de l'Ordre des Palmes Académiques from France.