Until 2019, Itai was the director of the Israel Research Desk in NGO Monitor for more than 7 years. He is an alumnus of the International Visitor Leadership Program, a prestigious program run by the United States State Department that deals with issues relating to the promotion of human rights. He earned a BA in Political Science and Iranian Studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, where he also obtained an MA in Political Science and International Affairs.  In 2018, he was included in Makor Rishon’s list of the most influential young adults in Israel, and in 2019 he was awarded Haifa University’s “Online Ambassadors Award” for his work in combating antisemitism.

Itai’s articles and op-eds have appeared in many publications. He also lectures in various forums around the world.