Raphael Israeli was born in Fes, Marocco, in 1935. At the age of 14, he emigrated to Israel. He received a degree in Arabic and History from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and became a fellow of the Center of Chinese Studies at the University of California at Berkeley, where he earned an M.A. degree in East Asian History and a Ph.D in Chinese and Islamic History. Israelis working languages: Hebrew, English, French, Arabic, Chinese, Korean and Russian. He is a living part of the rise of modern Israel. He lectures in Academic Conferences, at Universities, and General Public lectures, on all Continents.

The Iraq War : Hidden Agendas and Babylonian Intrigue, Sussex Academic Press, 2004.

War, Peace and Terror in the Middle East, Frank Cass, 2003.

Palestinians Between Nationalism and Islam : a Collection of Essays, Vallentine Mitchell, London, 2008.

From Arab Spring to Islamic Winter  : Roots and Consequences, Transaction, NJ (2013).

Years of Upheaval: The Axial Years in Islam since 1989, Transaction, NJ, 2016.

The Arab Springs (EN)