Yitzhak Reiter is a professor of Middle East, Israel and Islamic Studies. He chairs the Department of Land-of-Israel Studies at Ashkelon Academic College and is a senior researcher at both the Jerusalem Institute for Israel Studies and the Harry S. Truman Institute for Peace Research of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
Professor Reiter was a visiting scholar to Oxford University – St. Antony's College (2001), The Middle East Institute – Washington D.C. (2003), Sydney University (2003-4). In addition, he was a Schusterman Fellow teaching at the University of Minnesota during the academic year 2008-9 (Political Science and Jewish Studies).
Between 1978-1987 Reiter served as deputy advisor on Arab Affairs for three Israeli Prime Ministers (Menachem Begin, Yitzhak Shamir and Shimon Peres). In 2006 he advised the Israel Council for National Security regarding the policy of integrating the Arab minority.
Professor Reiter is an expert on conflict resolution in holy places, the Arab minority in Israel, Middle East and Israel politics and Islamic law. He is active in Jewish-Arab dialogue and track two discussions between Israelis and Palestinians.