Mazal Mualem

Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (R) and Isaac Herzog, co-leader of the Zionist Camp, are pictured together as campaign billboards rotate in Tel Aviv, March 9, 2015.  (photo by REUTERS/Baz Ratner)

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Why Israeli opposition head really wanted to join Bibi's government

Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017 | Mazal Mualem, Columnist

News of the Aqaba summit and the political and diplomatic events surrounding it lead to the inevitable conclusion that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has no interest in the two-state vision and a regional peace initiative.

Trump leaves Israelis, Palestinians to own fate

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

After the first meeting between Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and US President Donald Trump, Israeli leaders are confused about the future of the peace process.

Why Netanyahu won't abandon two-state solution

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

Although Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has done nothing to advance a two-state solution, his repeated assertions in support of it have nonetheless shifted thinking in the Likud Party.

Livni's UN gig a win-win for everyone, even Netanyahu

Monday, Feb. 13, 2017 | Mazal Mualem, Columnist

Zionist Camp co-leader Tzipi Livni has been offered the position of UN undersecretary-general as part of a deal to appoint former Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad the head of the UN mission to Libya — and she's found support from all corners.

Israeli left regroups to survive Trump era

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

Israeli progressives fear that the spirit of the new US administration not only will encourage settlement construction, but threaten liberal values and tolerance within Israeli society.

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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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