Ambassador Zvi Mazel served as Israel’s ambassador to Romania, Egypt, and Sweden and held senior positions in the Foreign Ministry as Deputy Director-General in charge of African Affairs, Director of the Eastern European and the Egyptian and North African Divisions as well as the Research Center. Retired in 2004, he is a fellow of the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs where he publishes a weekly column. Amb. Mazel is a regular contributor to The Jerusalem Post, has written extensively on Middle East affairs and is a frequent media commentator in several languages. He is a graduate in political science and international relations, Institute of Political Science, University of Paris.