Michelle Mazel

Michelle Mazel is a graduate of Sciences Po – the Institute for Political Science – and the Paris Faculté de Droit. She is a writer of both fiction and non-fiction and lives in Jerusalem.

Publications by Michelle Mazel

Georges Bensoussan, A Submissive France: The Voices of Refusal

The book describes the disintegration of law and order and the threat of a resident Muslim community which refuses to accept the values of the host country. Read More »

Georges Bensoussan, Hijacking the History of the Destruction of the Jews of Europe

Despite the occasional lack of rigor and tendency toward repetition, L’histoire confisquée provides much food for thought, but little hope. Read More »

Michel Houellebecq, Soumission (Submission)

Michel Houellebecq, Soumission (Submission), Paris: Éditions Flammarion, 2015, 300 pp. Designated as “the most important novel of 2015,” Soumission, by Michel Houellebecq , is a provocative French political cautionary tale. Houellebecq is a well-known, controversial French poet, film-maker and writer. […] Read More »

French Jewry and the Dieudonné Affair

The Jewish community in France currently is in the midst of one of its most difficult periods since the end of World War II. According to the Jerusalem Post, “French aliya figures correlate with a spike in anti-Semitic attacks registered […] Read More »

Zionism in the Shadow of the Pyramids: The Zionist Movement in Egypt: 1918–1948, by Ruth Kimche

Zionism in the Shadow of the Pyramids: The Zionist Movement in Egypt: 1918–1948, by Ruth Kimche, Am Oved Publishers, 2009, 850 pp. (in Hebrew) Reviewed by Michelle Mazel This important work, yet to be translated into English, covers thirty fateful […] Read More »

The Unhappy Identity, by Alain Finkielkraut

Philosopher, essayist, and professor of “History and Modernity” at the prestigious “École Polytechnique,” Alain Finkielkraut is a frequent guest on talk shows and a regular contributor to the French media. Read More »

Could French Reporting on Israel Reflect a New Understanding?

The media in France show an inordinate interest in the Middle East and more specifically in the Palestinian issue and Israel. Read More »