Yitschak Ben-Gad was born in Tripoli, Libya in 1941 and resides in Netanya, Israel.
Ben-Gad served as Consul General of Israel to the Midwest, USA until August 1992 and was in charge of eleven states.
He earned his Ph.D. in Political Science from Dropsie University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in May 1975. His expertise is on the Middle East in general and the Palestinian Arab National Movement in particular. Ben-Gad speaks and writes in four languages: Hebrew, English, classical Arabic and Italian.