How Historic Interview Was Arranged

Top Forward Editor Questioned Abu Marzook for Two Days

How It Happened: The Forward’s Larry Cohler-Esses interviews Mousa Abu Marzook of Hamas.
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How It Happened: The Forward’s Larry Cohler-Esses interviews Mousa Abu Marzook of Hamas.

Published April 19, 2012, issue of April 27, 2012.

Mousa Abu Marzook’s first-ever interview with a Jewish publication was arranged, at the Forward’s request, by his attorney, Stanley L. Cohen, who was present for the entire exchange. Abu Marzook spoke to Larry Cohler-Esses, the assistant managing editor for news, on April 3 and April 4 for a total of five and one half hours. The interview was conducted in English.

Abu Marzook imposed no ground rules or limitations on what could be asked. Everything was on-the-record. The interview took place at Abu Marzook’s home in New Cairo, a neighborhood outside Egypt’s capital city.

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LISTEN TO ABU MARZOOK DISCUSS HAMAS’ POSITION ON TARGETING CIVILIANS:


*LISTEN TO ABU MARZOOK TALK ABOUT THE PROSPECTS FOR PEACE:


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