Mazal Mualem

Leader of the northern Islamic Movement Sheikh Raed Salah gestures after leaving the district court in Jerusalem, Israel, Oct. 27, 2015. (photo by REUTERS/Ammar Awad)

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How Israel's arrest of Islamic Movement leader could backfire

Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017 | Mazal Mualem, Columnist

The Israeli right has made the leader of the northern branch of the Islamic Movement, Raed Salah, the focus of its fight against terrorism, but the move misses crucial parts of fighting against incitement to violence.

Netanyahu pushes law making it easier to declare war

Monday, Aug. 14, 2017 | Mazal Mualem, Columnist

A law Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is expected to advance would allow the security Cabinet to declare war without approval of the entire government.

Netanyahu’s show of strength actually reflects weakness

Friday, Aug. 11, 2017 | Mazal Mualem, Columnist

As police investigations gain momentum and the noose tightens around Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s neck, the premier finds himself more isolated than ever.

Even police investigations don't weaken Bibi's coalition

Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017 | Mazal Mualem, Columnist

While former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert was forced to resign because of police investigations into his affairs, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu faces no political risk in the near future.

Israeli legislators protest outside attorney general’s home

Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017 | Mazal Mualem, Columnist

Israeli legislators should not join demonstrations criticizing Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit for taking his time in investigating Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

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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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