With nearly 50 years of writing on Jewish life, the Moment archives are full of fascinating characters, stories, mysteries, and musings. Each week, we will pull out a story from our archives to share with you, allowing all of us to reflect on the history nestled in Moment's pages.
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From 1999 | After Arafat
In 1999 Moment published an article about Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, detailing the nature of his rule, the state of his health as well as his possible successors. The piece in many ways holds up today, as it describes corruption in the Palestinian Authority and a Fatah-Hamas schism. And at times it is prescient, with the author even mentioning Arafat’s eventual successor, Mahmoud Abbas, as one of his most likely heirs. At other times the article is not so clairvoyant, predicting a coalition between the PA and Jordan that would never materialize. Today, as the aging Abbas reaches the end of his own tenure, Moment has published another piece, After Abbas, that, in tandem with After Arafat, will hopefully contextualize the current state of Palestinian politics and explain what might come next. To see this article...
From 1988 | An Interview with UN Ambassador Benjamin Netanyahu
As part of our prelude to Moment’s upcoming Israel Issue, each week we will be posting articles from the archives on Israeli culture, history, and politics.
From 1984 | My Interview with Jimmy Carter
Four years after his presidency ended, Moment spoke to Jimmy Carter about Camp David, American Jews, human rights and more.
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