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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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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.

Veteran settler Katzover: Livni encourages boycott wave

By  Mazal Mualem | Wed, Apr 9, 2014
In an interview with Al-Monitor, veteran settler Benny Katzover says there's a link between the settlers' youth violence against IDF soldiers and the forced evacuation of illegal outposts, and Katzover does not worry about the boycott of products.

Livni manages political fallout of failed peace talks

By  Mazal Mualem | Mon, Apr 7, 2014
After another apparent failure in negotiations, Israeli chief negotiator Tzipi Livni wriggles out of giving real explanations for the fact that she continues to remain in the right-wing government, thus betraying her center-left constituents.
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