Mazal Mualem

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu touches the stones of the Western Wall, Judaism's holiest prayer site, in Jerusalem's Old City, March 18, 2015. (photo by REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun)

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Netanyahu’s unexpected confrontation with US Jews

Tuesday, Jun. 27, 2017 | Mazal Mualem, Columnist

It is unclear why Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu decided now of all times to confront US Jews.

Israel's police chief sidelining democratic values

Thursday, Jun. 22, 2017 | Mazal Mualem, Columnist

The Israel Police under the leadership of Chief Roni Alsheich seems to be losing its guiding principles, instead protecting police officers from citizens rather than protecting the citizens and the values of democracy.

Settlers pressure Netanyahu to reject Palestinian building plan

Tuesday, Jun. 20, 2017 | Mazal Mualem, Columnist

Settler leaders rebuke Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman's already approved plan for 14,000 housing units to be built at the West Bank Palestinian Qalqilya refugee camp.

Netanyahu critic wins prestigious literary award

Friday, Jun. 16, 2017 | Mazal Mualem, Columnist

Winner of the 2017 Man Booker International Prize, Israeli writer David Grossman has battled the occupation for decades.

Netanyahu spearheads populist 'madness'

Thursday, Jun. 15, 2017 | Mazal Mualem, Columnist

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has changed strategy, and instead of operating behind the scenes he is now spearheading efforts to adopt a law against foreign donations to NGOs.

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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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