is a former member of Israel's Knesset for the Hatnua party. Svetlova is currently a fellow at the Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya. She was previously a senior analyst and reporter on Middle East affairs for Israel's Channel 9. She covered Gaza and the West Bank, and has also reported from Syria, Lebanon, Libya, Egypt, Tunisia and other Arab countries. She is an expert on Middle Eastern affairs, and is fluent in Arabic, Russian, Hebrew and English.