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Mazal Mualem


Mazal Mualem is a columnist for Al-Monitor's Israel Pulse, specializing in Israeli politics and social issues. From 2003 until 2011 she served as the senior political correspondent of Israeli daily Haaretz. Later she joined Israeli daily Maariv as their senior political correspondent and wrote a weekly political column. Parallel to her writing activities, she presents a weekly TV show covering social issues on the Knesset channel.

Mazal Mualem was born in the town of Migdal Haemek, and started her journalistic career during her military service in Israel, where she was assigned to the weekly army newspaper Bamachane.

Mazal Mualem holds a master's degree from Tel Aviv University in security/political science.

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Israeli ministers exploit Mimouna celebrations

By  Mazal Mualem | Wed, Apr 23, 2014
When celebrating the Mimouna, mayors of development towns collaborate with Israeli politicians by offering them a marvelous photo opportunity, instead of confronting them with the dire needs of their towns.

Meretz leader justifies Abbas applications to UN treaties

By  Mazal Mualem | Mon, Apr 21, 2014
In an interview with Al-Monitor, Meretz Party leader Zehava Gal-On defends the application of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to 15 international treaties, claiming that this move could constitute a framework for continuing negotiations.

American Christians join Israel's fight against poverty

By  Mazal Mualem | Wed, Apr 16, 2014
In an interview with Al-Monitor, Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein, head of Israel's largest philanthropic organization, explains how it donates millions of shekels to welfare projects, effectively making up for the government’s failure in dealing with poverty.

Israeli social media analyst: 'no desire for a violent intifada'

By  Mazal Mualem | Mon, Apr 14, 2014
In an interview with Al-Monitor, social media analyst on trends in the Arab world Orit Perlov claims that Israelis often depict a black and white picture of their neighbors, unaware of the complexity of their society.

Kahlon's comeback doesn't worry Netanyahu

By  Mazal Mualem | Thu, Apr 10, 2014
Former Communications Minister Moshe Kahlon's popularity after the cell phone reform he championed might be enough to establish a mid-sized party, but his lack of diplomatic or security experience will pit his path to the premiership.
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