Mazal Mualem
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
Israel advances controversial legislation to battle crime in Arab society
Despite surging violence within the Israeli-Arab population, elements within the coalition and in the opposition object a proposed law amendment that would allow police to carry out house searches without a prior court warrant.
Mazal Mualem | Israel | Oct 22, 2021
Israeli minister advances law excluding Netanyahu from premiership
Justice Minister Gideon Saar is advancing a law proposal that will prevent any person indicted for serious criminal offenses to participate in government formation.
Mazal Mualem | Israel | Oct 21, 2021
Anger as Netanyahu skips Rabin memorial
In an unusual step, opposition leader Benjamin Netanyahu declined to attend the state memorial ceremony marking 26 years since the assassination of Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin.
Mazal Mualem | Israel | Oct 19, 2021
Israeli legislators keep low profile on East Jerusalem construction plans
Most leftist legislators did not react publicly to reports over the government advancing plans for Jewish construction in East Jerusalem neighborhoods.
Mazal Mualem | Israel | Oct 15, 2021
Likud’s Edelsetein challenges Netanyahu over party leadership
The first to challenge former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu over Likud party leadership is former Health Minister and Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein.
Mazal Mualem | Israel | Oct 13, 2021
Year of changes place Abraham Accords supporters on rockier ground
The Abraham Accords did much to sideline the Palestinian issue, but the current Israeli government is increasingly communicating with the Palestinian Authority and President Mahmoud Abbas.
Mazal Mualem | Israel | Oct 12, 2021
Tensions between Israel’s Gantz, Bennett threaten coalition stability
Defense Minister Benny Gantz is furious with Prime Minister Naftali Bennett, over exposing a Mossad operation concerning long-years missing aviator Ron Arad.
Mazal Mualem | Israel | Oct 8, 2021
Fragile Israeli government braces for chill as Knesset winter term begins
The Knesset’s winter session, which opened yesterday, is expected to test the precarious coalition of Prime Minister Naftali Bennett.
Mazal Mualem | Israel | Oct 5, 2021
Bennett keeps quiet on ministers' planned meeting with Abbas
Prime Minister Naftali Bennett is keeping mum on two Meretz members from his cabinet planning to meet with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.
Mazal Mualem | Israel | Oct 1, 2021
Bennett’s UN speech stirs controversy in Israel over pandemic efforts
In his speech at the UN General Assembly, Prime Minister Naftali Bennett made it clear that he, not the health authorities, have the final say on the national campaign against the coronavirus.
Mazal Mualem | Israel | Sep 29, 2021
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Scientists reconstruct facial features of 2,000-year-old mummies
Hagar Hosny | Egypt | Oct 6, 2021
Turkey requests to buy 40 US F-16 fighter planes
Al-Monitor Staff | News Brief | Oct 8, 2021
Israel still fears US approach to Iran
Ben Caspit | Israel | Oct 8, 2021
Intel: US lifts Iran-related sanctions, says no connection to nuclear deal   
Elizabeth Hagedorn | Iran | Oct 8, 2021
Palestinian video game strikes Israel’s nerve
Mai Abu Hasaneen | Palestine | Oct 10, 2021
US-Turkish relations unlikely to get better under Erdogan, says veteran Turkey analyst Alan Makovsky
Geopolitical expert Eyal Zisser: A Lebanese civil war won’t really threaten Israel 
Khamenei may still prefer a nuclear deal over a nuclear weapon, says Ken Pollack
International security expert Eviatar Matania: 40% of global cyber investments reach Israel 
Iran unlikely to consider crossing nuclear weapons threshold unless attacked, says Ali Vaez
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