Yitzhak Reiter is a Professor and Academic Director in the Department of Land of Israel Studies at Ashkelon Academic College. His current research topics focus on religious diversity in Europe and the Middle East as well as the status of the Druze minority in Israel. Professor Reiter is an expert on conflict resolution in holy places, the Arab minority in Israel, the Middle East and Israel politics, and Islamic law. He previously taught at Emory University and the University of Minnesota and was a visiting scholar at The Middle East Institute – Washington D.C., Sydney University, and Oxford University – St. Antony’s College. Professor Reiter received his Ph.D. from Hebrew University of Jerusalem (1991).