Arafat and the Dream of Palestine (Innbundet)

An Insider's Account


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Innbinding: Innbundet
Utgivelsesår: 2009
Antall sider: 288
Forlag: Palgrave Macmillan
Språk: Engelsk
ISBN/EAN: 9780230608016
Omtale: Arafat and the Dream of Palestine
Bassam Abu Sharif was one of the most notorious and dangerous terrorists in the sixties and seventies, acting as "minister of propaganda" for the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) and as a recruiter for terrorists (including Carlos the Jackal). In 1972, the Mossad placed a bomb in a book (the memoirs of Che Guevara) and sent it to him, leaving him half-blind, deaf in one ear, and almost fingerless. He later became one of Arafat's closest advisers and one of the minds behind the Oslo Peace Treaty between Israel and the PLO. This is his first-hand account of the inner-working of Arafat's regime, the PLO, Fatah and the relationship that allowed Abu Sharif to encourage important strides toward peace. In taking readers behind the scenes of all the major events in thirty years of Middle East politics, Abu Sharif delivers a unique living history of Palestine.

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