Al-Monitor Newsmaker Interviews

Founder and managing partner of Jerusalem Venture Partners Erel Margalit poses for a photo during an interview with Reuters in Jerusalem, Jan. 30, 2012.  (photo by JERUSALEMVENTURE/REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun)

Millionaire MK's plan: Partners in business will be partners for peace

Monday, Aug. 8, 2016 | Mazal Mualem, Columnist

In an interview with Al-Monitor, Knesset member Erel Margalit argues that Israel should focus on joint regional economic ventures to build confidence, and from there advance to negotiating with the Palestinians.

How long will Bibi's government last?

Wednesday, Jun. 8, 2016 | Mazal Mualem, Columnist

In an interview, Tourism Minister Yariv Levin explained the political maneuvering to stabilize the government that turned Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to Avigdor Liberman and away from the Zionist Camp.

Are Hamas, Egypt nearing reconciliation?

Thursday, Jun. 2, 2016 | Iyad Qatrawi, Contributor

In an interview with Al-Monitor, Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri spoke about the improvements in Hamas-Egyptian ties and other Palestinian issues.

Hamas leader: We made Gaza security oasis

Thursday, Jun. 2, 2016 | Mohammed Othman, Contributor

In an interview with Al-Monitor, Ziad al-Zaza, a member of Hamas’ political bureau, addressed several internal and foreign issues, including Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood, Israel and Palestinian legislative elections.

Turkish ambassador calls joining EU Ankara’s 'strategic objective'

Wednesday, May. 18, 2016 | Denis Simonneau, Contributor

In a wide-ranging interview with Al-Monitor, Turkish Ambassador to France Hakki Akil discussed Turkey’s perspectives on a safe zone in Syria, the migration crisis, Turkey’s progress toward EU membership, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Russian intervention in Syria and the possibility of international intervention in Libya.

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