Mr. Jonas brings a wealth of experience in the Israeli public sector, where he most recently worked as chief of staff to Minister of Foreign Affairs Tzipi Livni. Prior to that, Mr. Jonas worked for several years as a political correspondent for Galei-Zahal radio. He also clerked for a Supreme Court Justice and worked for several years as a corporate lawyer in a leading Tel-Aviv law firm. Ilan holds a B.A. in Political Science and a LL.B. from Tel-Aviv University and a master’s degree in Public Affairs from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University.
Prime Source is an Israeli-based political risk consultancy offering geopolitical analysis and risk assessment services.
Established in 2011, Prime Source provides in-depth analysis and behind-the-scenes information on political, social, security, regulatory and economic trends and developments in Israel and the Middle East to foreign governments, financial institutions, and multinational corporations.
We also offer a cutting-edge perspective on major geopolitical trends and developments in the Middle East. From our vantage point in Tel-Aviv, our understanding of the strategic implications of events in this part of the world is extensive, deep, reliable, and rigorous.
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Director of Intelligence
Michael is the Director of Intelligence for Prime Source, having worked in the field of security and intelligence for the past years. An expert in regional geopolitics, Michael brings his knowledge of the Middle East at large, as well as sources developed over years of experience to Prime Source, in a bid to support our clients’ needs. Prior to that, Michael served in the IDF Spokesperson Unit. Michael’s work and comments are often found in international outlets, such as the Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, the BBC, and AP, amongst others.