Noa Rothman, nee Ben Artzi-Pelossoff, granddaughter of the late Yitzhak Rabin, came to fame early. She was just 18 when she delivered a tearful eulogy at her grandfather’s funeral, following his assassination at a November 1995 peace rally.
Now Rothman, an attorney, is drawing on her family experiences as the co-writer of “The Prime Minister’s Children,” currently filming its second season on Israeli cable channel HOT.
The series deals with a fictional Israeli prime minister and the lives of his wife, two children and staff.
In a recent interview with The New York Times, Rothman commented that the show is not specifically about the Rabin family or her life, but “it does have a lot to do with the mileage that I have from different things that happened to me.”
Rothman, who was close to her both her grandparents, first appeared on the national stage with a eulogy to her grandfather — the country’s leader, but a personal model for her as well.
“You will forgive me, for I do not want to talk about peace,” she said then. “I want to talk about my grandfather. One always wakes up from a nightmare. But since yesterday, I have only awakened to a nightmare — the nightmare of life without you, and this I cannot bear.”
She went on to serve in the IDF, working in the army newspaper unit, and wrote a book during that time, “In the Name of Sorrow and Hope.”
As she told The New York Times, “you write yourself best.”