Yonatan (Yoni) Belete is a strategic communications professional. Originally from Toronto, he graduated from Queen’s University with a BAH in Political Studies and History. During his studies, Yonatan specialized in International Relations with a research focus on U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East, the U.S.–Israel relationship, and Ethiopian ethnic federalism. Yonatan has previously served as Director of Speechwriting and Public Relations at the Embassy of Israel in Ottawa where he advised two successive Israeli ambassadors to Canada from 2016-2019. A proud member of the Ethiopian Jewish community, Yonatan lectures on the history of Ethiopian Jewry and the politics of Israelis of Ethiopian descent.