Alona Ferber is Special Projects Editor at the New Statesman. Alona was formerly the managing editor of the Co-Existence Research team at the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change. She led on publications, from research reports to comment and analysis, and part of the senior leadership that shapes our research programme. Before joining the Institute, Alona spent a decade living in Israel and Mexico. She was a senior news editor and reporter at the Israeli newspaper Haaretz and worked in cooperation programmes at the British Embassy in Mexico.
Alona’s writing has appeared in publications including Haaretz, Spiegel Online, Newsweek, the Independent and the Jewish Daily Forward. She has an MA in Middle Eastern history from Tel Aviv University. Fluent in Hebrew, she speaks Spanish and has studied Arabic and German.