Mairav Zonszein Senior Analyst, Israel/Palestine Please submit all media inquiries to email@example.com or call +32 (0) 2 536 00 71 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 Israel's war against George Soros, New York Times (2017) Democrats can't allow Biden to pursue annexation without consequences, Foreign Policy (2020) Christian Zionist philosemitism is driving Trump's Israel, Washington Post (2020) Israelis take on Netanyahu and coronavirus, The Intercept (2020) How the right has tried to rebrand antisemitism, New York Review of Books (2019) In The News 13 Jul 2021 Conceptually, Hamas put the Palestinians back on the radar and Jerusalem at the center of their issues. The [Israeli] government has realized that Palestinians are uniting; that the fragmentation isn’t as effective as they would like it to be; that they empathize with each other’s struggles, regardless of whether they are in the West Bank, Jerusalem or Gaza Foreign Policy Mairav Zonszein Senior Analyst, Israel/Palestine 12 May 2021 Palestinian citizens have been increasingly voting for their representatives to have increased power in politics and to try to change their situation through the political system. AJE Mairav Zonszein Senior Analyst, Israel/Palestine Latest Updates Q&A / Middle East & North Africa 11 June 2021 In Israel, Change Coalition Ousts Netanyahu, But Little Change Expected A new Israeli government is set to replace long-serving Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. As Crisis Group expert Mairav Zonszein explains, however, not much but antipathy for the ex-premier holds the prospective cabinet together. It may well struggle to survive. Podcast / Middle East & North Africa 20 May 2021 Another War: Views from Israel/Palestine This week on Hold Your Fire!, Richard Atwood talks to Crisis Group experts Azmi Keshawi, Tahani Mustafa and Mairav Zonszein about what the war looks like in Gaza, the West Bank and Israel and what its longer-term implications are for Israelis and Palestinians. Op-Ed / Middle East & North Africa 19 May 2021 From Gaza to peace with Palestinians, Israel has no long-term strategy The Israeli leadership calls what it is doing in Gaza now 'mowing the grass,' knowing it will grow back before long Originally published in The Telegraph Op-Ed / Middle East & North Africa 10 May 2021 On Israel-Palestine, Biden Must Stop the Harm The absence of a peace process doesn’t mean the absence of U.S. responsibility—or of the need to act as Jerusalem begins to boil over. Originally published in The American Prospect Q&A / Middle East & North Africa 22 March 2021 Two Years, Four Elections: The Twists and Turns of Israel’s Political Deadlock Israelis go to the polls – yet again – on 23 March. In this Q&A, Crisis Group expert Mairav Zonszein lays out the stakes for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the direction of Israel’s domestic politics and foreign policy.