Mazal Mualem

Far-right Israeli supporters wave the Israeli flag as they demonstrate in front of the Damascus Gate in Jerusalem's Old City to commemorate Jerusalem Day, marking the establishment of Israeli control over the Old City following its capture in the Six-Day War of 1967, Jerusalem, May 24, 2017. (photo by THOMAS COEX/AFP/Getty Images)

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Jerusalem Day celebrations hide sad reality

Thursday, May. 25, 2017 | Mazal Mualem, Columnist

The reality of impoverished, neglected and undeveloped East Jerusalem is a far cry from the glossy image of the city presented at the celebration of 50 years of unification.

Trump’s peace process heavy on talk, light on details

Wednesday, May. 24, 2017 | Mazal Mualem, Columnist

US President Donald Trump displayed his gift as a salesman while visiting Israel and Palestine and pushing his plans for a solution to the conflict.

Jerusalem dress fails to impress

Friday, May. 19, 2017 | Mazal Mualem, Columnist

The "Jerusalem of Gold" dress that Culture Minister Miri Regev wore to the Cannes Festival represents yet another populist provocation by right-wing Israeli politicians seeking to inflame nationalistic sentiments.

How Trump's upcoming visit is connecting Israelis and Palestinians

Thursday, May. 18, 2017 | Mazal Mualem, Columnist

The May 22 visit of President Donald Trump pushes Israelis and Palestinians into greater cooperation, driving Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to decide on a package of economic incentives for the Palestinians.

Will Netanyahu govern forever?

Tuesday, May. 16, 2017 | Mazal Mualem, Columnist

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu claims that he has no plans to advance the next election, but the leaders of the coalition know that he can make them any time it suits him.

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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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