Mazal Mualem

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks during a dialogue with Robin Li (not pictured), founder and chief executive of Chinese search engine Baidu, in Beijing, China, March 21, 2017. (photo by REUTERS/Jason Lee)

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How Netanyahu ditched his 'panicker' image

Tuesday, Mar. 21, 2017 | Mazal Mualem, Columnist

Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon and other members of Benjamin Netanyahu's current government have been surprised to find that the prime minister is not so easily pressured as in the past.

Why Netanyahu offended his finance minister

Sunday, Mar. 19, 2017 | Mazal Mualem, Columnist

The public rift between Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon never really threatened the integrity of the coalition, as none of its members is interested, at least for now, in early elections.

Would open primaries save Israel's left-wing parties?

Friday, Mar. 17, 2017 | Mazal Mualem, Columnist

Senior figures within Israel's left-wing Meretz Party are debating whether open primaries are the best method to save the party from disappearing.

Why former defense minister is leaving Israel's ruling party

Wednesday, Mar. 15, 2017 | Mazal Mualem, Columnist

Senior Likud figures who quit the party are flourishing and occupy important positions in the government, while senior Likud members are afraid to challenge Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Israel's Knesset bans mini-skirts in new dress code

Friday, Mar. 10, 2017 | Mazal Mualem, Columnist

The Knesset has published a dress code instructing elected officials and staff to avoid casual attire.

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Mazal Mualem is a columnist for Al-Monitor's Israel Pulse and formerly the senior political correspondent for Maariv and Haaretz. She also presents a weekly TV show covering social issues on the Knesset channel. On Twitter: @mazalm3

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