Amb. Zvi Mazel

Amb. Zvi Mazel served as Israel's Ambassador to Sweden between 2002-2004. From 1989 to 1992 he was Israel's Ambassador to Romania and from 1996 to 2001, Israel's Ambassador to Egypt. He has also held senior positions in Israel's Foreign Ministry as Deputy Director General in charge of African Affairs and Director of the Eastern European division and head of the Egyptian and North African department.

Publications by Amb. Zvi Mazel

A New Law Aims to Make Building Churches in Egypt Easier – but Will It Work?

New Egyptian law may repeal old Ottoman restrictions, but will it stop anti-Christian hate? Read More »

Why Egypt’s Foreign Minister Came to Israel

Egypt sends a message to the Arab world Read More »

Egyptian Foreign Minister in Israel – Something Positive at Last

Beyond intelligence to fight ISIS, Israel can help Egypt’s economy, science, hi-tech, and agriculture
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Arab World: Distancing Religion from Politics?

Is political reform possible in the Arab World? Read More »

Understanding the Significance of Protests Over Egypt’s Handing Over Two Islands to Saudi Arabia

Middle East experts Jacques Neriah, Amb. Zvi Mazel and Brig.Gen (ret) Yossi Kuperwasser discuss the implications of widespread protests over Egypt’s relinquishing control over two Red Sea Islands. Read More »

Will Growing Tension on Israel-Gaza Border Lead to Another War with Hamas?

Amb. Zvi Mazel, Israel’s former Ambassador to Egypt, and journalist and Middle East affairs analyst Yoni Ben Menahem discuss the latest tensions on Israel’s border with Gaza. Read More »

Are Israeli-European Relations in Crisis?

Jerusalem Center Research Fellow Dan Diker Interviews: Amb. Zvi Mazel Read More »

In Memoriam: Meir Rosenne (1931-2015)

Meir Rosenne was one of the last representatives of a generation of Israeli diplomats who made the defense of the Jewish State their purpose in life. Read More »

Sunni vs Shiite: A Cold War Simmers in an Ancient Hatred

Iran-Saudi sectarian proxy hostilities set to explode Read More »

Sweden and Israel: A History of Tense Relations

Is Sweden’s anti-Israel policy tied to mass Muslim immigration? Read More »

Egypt Fights a Terror Onslaught

Egypt’s army was ill-suited to counter Islamic State’s attacks. Read More »

Rifts in the Muslim Brotherhood Amid Growing Anarchy in Egypt

The economic, social, and political situation in Egypt is getting worse. Due to the security situation, civilians are buying weapons and hiring militias to protect themselves. Confrontations between Islamists and Copts, as well as Islamists and seculars, are increasing. The ruling Military Council is not coping with the many challenges, and there are voices claiming that Egypt is on the verge of a civil war. Read More »

End of an Era

Nobody knows if a democratic system will emerge in Egypt. During the 1920s, ‘30s and ‘40s, Egypt experienced a similar period when, under the leadership of the Wafd Party, liberal democracy was introduced. However, the democracy was fragile and was […] Read More »