By passing a bill banning American adoptions, Russian is accused of hurting its neediest children for to settle a petty political score.
Natasha Mozgovaya has been the chief U.S. correspondent for Haaretz since 2008. She currently resides in Maryland with her husband and two children.
Mozgovaya immigrated to Israel from Russia at age 11, as part of the "Big Aliyah" of the 1990s. She began writing for newspapers in Russian as a teenager, and by the age of 18 had become editor of two supplements for "Vesty," the Russian newspaper in Israel.
In 2000, Mozgovaya joined the Yedioth Ahronoth newspaper, covering immigration to Israel and Diaspora Jewry. She went on to report from Gaza during the disengagement in 2005, and from the Lebanese border during the war with Hezbollah in 2006.
Mozgovaya has reported from around the world, contributing in-depth articles on topics ranging from human trafficking in Eastern Europe to the AIDS epidemic in Africa; clashes with the PKK in Turkey to the post-election riots in Kenya.
She has closely followed events in the FSU over the last decade, interviewing the members of the political elite and opposition leaders, as well as iconic figures such as Mikhail Kalashnikov and the infamous "Russian oligarchs."
In addition to her newspaper work, Mozgovaya has anchored several television programs in Hebrew and Russian. In 2008, she co-hosted a Channel 9 series exploring the history of the State of Israel since its establishment in 1948.
Before moving to the U.S. for Haaretz, Mozgovaya was a frequent guest and commentator on various radio and TV programs in Israel.
Russian Parliament approves bill to ban adoption of Russian children by American parents in response to the American Magnitsky Act barring Russian human rights violators and their capital from the U.S..
How do the people with the most at stake feel about the conflict at this point? A new survey sheds some light.
The new inter-agency body will be led by Vice President Joe Biden and present its recommendations next month.
Israel supporters have come out against the possible nomination of former Sen. Chuck Hagel for the Secretary of Defense post – and this isn’t a first.
Palestinians call plan 'dangerous and alarming'; Jerusalem panel reduces number of homes planned for construction from 1,700 to 1,500, after hearing objections lodged by Palestinian residents of area intended for expansion; Prime Minister's Office: This is not the beginning of construction, just another stage in existing project.
At memorial service for Connecticut school shooting victims, Obama pledges effort to reduce gun violence across the nation. 'These tragedies must end. And to end them, we must change.'
A law enforcement official says that the shooter brought three guns into the school where he killed 26 children and adults, and that the weapons were registered to his slain mother.
Obama: U.S. Has Been Through This Too Many Times At Least 27 Killed, Including 20 Children, in Connecticut School Shooting
Body of gunman found in school; U.S. media reports say shooter's mother worked at the school, and was killed in the incident; Obama: No parent in U.S. doesn't feel overwhelming grief after shooting.
Some 600 Jewish community leaders took a break for a traditional Hanukkah reception at the White House.
Rice came under fire following her explanation of the September Benghazi attack; tells Obama nomination process would be too 'lengthy, disruptive and costly.'
The divide among American Jewish organizations is clear as evident from different reactions to Israel's announcement of further settlement construction.
The American Jewish community commemorates the 1987 March on Washington that brought 250,000 people to demonstrate in support of Soviet Jewry, while the Palestinians are enjoying international support.
Netanyahu sent reps to Amman twice in the last two months, fearing Jordan's response if Israel went ahead without approval, Jeffrey Goldberg writes in The Atlantic.
Former PM says Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is the best partner Israel has had for peace, yet failed to accept the 'most far-reaching and daring plan ever proposed.'
In a farewell interview with Haaretz, retiring U.S. Senator Joe Lieberman calls for Palestinian elections, American military aid for Assad's opponents and an end to Congress' partisan feuds.
U.S. secretary of state says Israel's security is a personal matter for her, and that she hopes to visit as a citizen one day with a grandchild.
In pictures: Avigdor Lieberman, Ehud Barak, and Tzipi Livni schmooze at Washington gathering.
A recent poll released by the Saban Center of the Brookings Institution says that 51 percent of Israelis think lasting peace with Palestinians will never happen.
Attending the premiere of a documentary about his own work, Fayyad expresses hope that UN recognition will help bolster Palestinian independence.
138 countries voted in favor, 9 against, and 41 abstained; Abbas in UN speech: Enough of aggression, settlements and occupation; Netanyahu says Abbas speech at UN 'full of lies.'
At least 150 countries expected to vote 'yes' on resolution to recognize Palestinian state; Abbas: Stop the aggression, the settlements, the occupation; Prosor: Don't help the Palestinians in their 'march of folly'; Turkey FM: Davutoglu: Our vision for justice will not be achieved until Palestine is full UN member.
State Department statement comes after Israeli official says efforts to soften wording of General Assembly resolution on Palestinian status have failed.
Contributors to a new book on the peace process weigh in on prospects for the region following recent escalation in the Gaza Strip, and a reelected President Obama.
At least 10 people were wounded when a bus was blown up on a main street in Tel Aviv after days of military exchanges between Israel and the Palestinians in Gaza. Israel's government called it a terrorist attack.
Forum of nine senior Israeli ministers to convene to discuss future of Gaza operation; UN chief Ban Ki-moon arrives in Cairo to discuss cease-fire efforts; Hamas-run Health Ministry says number of Palestinians killed in Gaza reaches 100; IDF kills top Islamic Jihad leader.
Nachman Shai, who was the IDF Spokesman during the first Gulf War and is now running for Knesset with the Labor Party, describes Israel's 'passive' and active roles in war, and how it impacts internal politics and international relations.
While plying the phones to Middle Eastern leaders, America's chiefs feel the pivotal role will be played in Cairo.
U.S. president reiterates American support for Israel's right to defend itself.
U.S. says unmanned, unarmed craft was flying routine surveillance mission off the Iranian coast, when Iranian jets tried, unsuccessfully, to intercept it.