Born and raised in Israel to Jewish-Australian parents, Yonatan became interested in youth empowerment and co-existence from an early age. He served as a motivational speaker for the Israeli army. Yonatan participates in a mixed Palestinian-Israeli Australian Football (AFL) team “Peace Team,” which he manages in Jerusalem, concurrently studying Business and Middle East-Islam at the Hebrew University. As a counselor and program coordinator at Seeds of Peace, Yonatan uses AFL as a tool to build bridges between youth in regions of conflict. He has been described as passionate, resourceful and engaging. This is Yonatan’s second appearance at the Parliament.