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Yasser Arafat

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Yasser Arafat's Biography

Mohammed Yasser Abdel Rahman Abdel Raouf Arafat al-Qudwa al-Husseini (Arabic: محمد ياسر عبد الرحمن عبد الرؤوف عرفات القدوة الحسيني‎‎; 24 August 1929 – 11 November 2004), popularly known as Yasser Arafat (Arabic: ياسر عرفات‎) or by his kunya Abu Ammar (Arabic: أبو عمار‎, 'Abū `Ammār), was born in Cairo and was a Palestinian leader, militant, and a Laureate of the Nobel Prize. He was Chairman of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), President of the Palestinian National Authority (PNA), and leader of the Fatah political party, which he founded in 1959. Arafat spent much of his life fighting against Israel in the name of Palestinian self-determination. Originally opposed to Israel's existence, he modified his position in 1988 when he accepted UN Security Council Resolution 242. Arafat and his movement operated from several Arab countries. In the late 1960s and early 1970s, Fatah faced off with Jordan in a brief civil war. Forced out of Jordan and into Lebanon, Arafat and Fatah were major targets of Israel's 1978 and 1982 invasions of that country.

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A gunman stands near a picture of Yasser Arafat as they launch a joint security force to maintain stability at the Ain al-Hilweh Palestinian refugee camp near Sidon
A gunman stands near a picture of Yasser Arafat as they launch a joint security force to maintain stability at the Ain al-Hilweh Palestinian refugee camp near Sidon
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  • BOOK REVIEW: 'Making David Into Goliath'

      News Source: The Washington Times | 4 days ago
    If the United Nations put together a soccer team, who would they play?...For a joke to be funny because it's true, the truth has to be fresh, and the U.N. 's monomaniacal obsession with Israel is stale, old news. It surprises no one to hear that
  • As war returns to Gaza, it is the children who are frozen in fear

      News Source: The Guardian | 6 days ago
    Firemen and local residents scramble to a house hit by a rocket. Photograph: Peter Beaumont for the Observer I'm taking pictures on a deserted Gaza street by the beachfront one evening at dusk when a solitary figure in a grey robe walks into the
  • From the archives: Mahmoud Al-Zahar's big, new house in Gaza

      News Source: Macleans | 8 days ago
    Palestinian Foreign Minister Mahmoud al-Zahar speaks during a news conference in Tehran on June 10, 2006. (Reuters) In the summer of 2005, Maclean's  correspondent Jonathon Gatehouse travelled to Gaza and met with Hamas leader Mahmoud Al-Zahar. The

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  • Palestinian Collaboration Overshadows Latest Talks Dark ...

      Blog Source: www.darkpolitricks.com | 3 months ago
    In the cartoon, a smiling Yasser Arafat was sitting upright on a stretcher giving a'V sign. The stretcher bearers were Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and Shimon Peres. Its message was clear: the Oslo agreement had come to the rescue of 
  • MOSHE PHILLIPS AND BENYAMIN KORN: WHY ARE WE ALWAYS ...

      Blog Source: www.ruthfullyyours.com | 3 months ago
    In December 1988, the incoming George H.W. Bush administration announced that recent statements by Yasser Arafat were sufficiently “moderate” to warrant U.S. negotiations with the Palestine Liberation Organization. Eighteen months later ...
  • BWI: May Day 2014 in Palestine

      Blog Source: www.bwint.org | 3 months ago
    Celebrations began with the placement of a flower arrangement on the burial site of the previous Palestinian leader and President Yasser Arafat in Ramallah. This was followed by the start of the massive workers' and trade union movement in ..

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