Alona is the deputy managing editor of the Centre on Religion & Geopolitics, managing the style of our publications, as well as commissioning comment and analysis. Before joining CRG, Alona spent a decade living in Israel and Mexico. She was a journalist at the Israeli newspaper Haaretz and worked in cooperation programmes at the British Embassy in Mexico. Alona's writing has appeared in publications including Newsweek, Haaretz, Spiegel Online, The Jewish Daily Forward, The Independent, and The Jewish Chronicle. She has an MA in Middle Eastern History from Tel Aviv University. Fluent in Hebrew, she speaks Spanish and has studied Arabic and German.