Research Team:


Nechama Aloni 

Director of Research and is a recognized expert on radical Islamic organizations and their extensive international infrastructure throughout the Middle East and the Western democracies. Prior to joining MM~LAW, she served for 21 years as a senior officer in Israeli Intelligence, including as chief liaison to U.S. Department of Justice/Counterterrorism Task Force in joint Israeli-American anti-terrorism efforts, Head of Joint Task Force on Money Laundering through United States front organizations for Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad. Her desk responsibilities included liaison with MI5, MI6 and other European intelligence agencies on issues regarding Islamic organizations and terror financing in the UK, Germany, France Italy, Spain, Greece and Turkey. Education: B.A. Sociology and Psychology, Tel Aviv University; M.A. Communication, Hebrew University Jerusalem; Human Resources Administration, Ranana College. Languages: English, Hebrew.


Translator and Analyst, sent as MM~LAW liaison to the Investigative Project think-tank in Washington D.C (2002-2003). Prior to joining MM~LAW, he served as translator and analyst with IDF Intelligence Corps. Education: B.A. Economics, Hebrew University; B.A. Jerusalem Music Academy. Languages: Arabic, English, Hebrew.


Senior Analyst. Ph.D., Haifa University. Thesis: Iran and the Shiite communities in the Persian Gulf – Transnational Pro- Iranian Shiite Networks in the Persian Gulf 1963-1989. Master of Arts, Magna Cum Laude, Tel Aviv University. Thesis: Ayatollah Ali Montazeri: Philosophy in the Shadow of the Islamic Revolution. Bachelor of Arts, Magna Cum Laude, Hebrew University, Jerusalem. Prior to joining MM~LAW, Yossi worked as a researcher at the Iranian desk of the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI) (2006-2015). Languages: Persian, Arabic, Hebrew and English.




Senior Analyst. Ph.D. Candidate, Tel Aviv University. M.A. in Middle Eastern History, Magna Cum Laude, Tel Aviv University. B.A. with Distinction in European Studies, The Hague University. Prior to joining MM-LAW Joyce worked as a junior researcher at the Moshe Dayan Center for Middle Eastern and African Studies, Tel Aviv University. Languages: Dutch, English, Hebrew, Arabic, Spanish and French.


Analyst/Investigator. Prior to joining MM-LAW Valentina served as a freelance war correspondent, covering the war in Ukraine, Jihad in Bosnia Herzegovina, and International Terrorism, publishing articles in, inter alia, il, Libero Quotidiano, La Nuova Bussola Quotidiana, Popoli, and The Urban Post. Education: Libera Università degli Studi LUISS Guido Carli, Rome, Italy, Master Degree Summa cum Laude, International Relations and Global Studies- Thesis: Conversions and Radicalization Processes; Fondazione Lisli e Lelio Basso, Rome, Italy, Masters Degree in Multimedia Journalism; Libera Università degli Studi LUISS Guido Carli, Rome, Italy, Bachelor of Arts Summa cum Laude, Political Sciences; and completed courses in International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights, International Committee of the Red Cross. Valentina completed research internships at the Institute for National Security Studies (INSS), and also at the International Institute for Counter-Terrorism, Israel. Languages: Italian, English, Spanish.