Mairav Zonszein

Mairav Zonszein

Senior Analyst, Israel

Crisis Group Role

Mairav joined the International Crisis Group in January 2021 as Senior Analyst on Israel-Palestine. She is responsible for covering Israeli domestic politics, relations with the Palestinians, and regional conflict settings and policies.

Professional Background

Mairav is an Israeli-American journalist and commentator who has covered Israeli politics and U.S. foreign policy for over a decade. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The New York Review of Books, Foreign Policy, The Guardian, The Columbia Journalism Review, The Nation, The American Prospect, VICE, The Intercept, and more. She is a founding editor of +972 Magazine and a contributor to Jewish Currents. She has an MA in Nationalism Studies from the Central European University in Budapest.

Languages

  • English
  • Hebrew
  • Spanish

Select Publications

In The News

19 Ιαν 2024
There is no lack of support for the war [in Israel] but it is increasingly clear that the release of the hostages is in conflict with other goals. The Guardian

Mairav Zonszein

Senior Analyst, Israel
5 Ιαν 2024
The Israeli military is presenting their plan [on the future governance of Gaza] for the politicians to consider. It’s a recipe for disaster. The Guardian

Mairav Zonszein

Senior Analyst, Israel
17 Οκτ 2023
Biden has said he supports Israel destroying Hamas, but he doesn’t want a civilian catastrophe, a humanitarian disaster ... I don’t know if those two things can coexist. Vox

Mairav Zonszein

Senior Analyst, Israel
12 Οκτ 2023
The Netanyahu doctrine that you can ignore the Palestinians without paying a price has [now] been shattered. The Wahington Post

Mairav Zonszein

Senior Analyst, Israel
3 Μαρ 2023
[Israeli settlers] are completely emboldened by this government. They have the legitimacy they didn’t have before politically and that gives settlers a lot more audacity. TIME

Mairav Zonszein

Senior Analyst, Israel

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