Book Discussion on In the Name of Sorrow and Hope

Ms. Ben Artzi-Pelossof, only granddaughter of assassinated Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, discussed her book, In the Name of… read more

Ms. Ben Artzi-Pelossof, only granddaughter of assassinated Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, discussed her book, In the Name of Sorrow and Hope, published by Alfred A. Knopf. She gained international recognition when she read her “last letter” to her grandfather at his funeral. In the book, written when she was only 19, she reminisced about her childhood in Israel, her family, and her grandfather. The book details Prime Minister Rabin’s evolution from soldier to Middle East peacemaker. It continues through to the leader’s 1995 assassination by a member of the militant Israeli right wing. Ms. Ben Artzi-Pelossof reflected on her experiences as a young Israeli woman. Now a member of the Israeli army, she also talked about extremism in the Middle East, the political climate which resulted in her grandfather’s death, and her hopes for peace. close

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Book Discussion on In the Name of Sorrow and Hope

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
May 26, 1996
Last Aired:
Apr 14, 2012

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  • May 26, 1996 | 8:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • May 26, 1996 | 11:01pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • May 27, 1996 | 6:01am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Oct 07, 2006 | 6:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Apr 14, 2012 | 6:03pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
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