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Arafat and the dream of Palestine : an insider's account

Author: Bassām Abū Sharīf
Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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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, a bomb was placed in a book (the memoirs of Che Guevara) and sent to him, leaving him half-blind, deaf in one ear, and almost fingerless. He later  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Yasir Arafat; Bassām Abū Sharīf; Yāsir ʻArafāt; Bassam Abu-Sharif; Bassām Abū Sharīf; Yasir Arafat; Bassām Abū-Šarīf; Yāsir ʻArafāt
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Bassām Abū Sharīf
ISBN: 0230608019 9780230608016
OCLC Number: 291193998
Description: xix, 260 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations, map ; 25 cm
Contents: The Rise of Yasser Arafat --
Black September --
Hijacked! --
Arafat's Escape --
War and Pieces of the Middle East --
Book Bomb --
Steadfastness and Confrontation --
Reagan's Broken Promise --
Invasion --
Military Ethics Breached --
Walid Jumblatt's Message --
A Close Call --
Practical Solutions to Impractical Problems --
The Soviet Invitation --
The Storming of Beirut --
A Terrorist at Buckingham Palace --
Tension with Syria --
A Dangerous Journey --
Getting the Truth Out --
India Loves You --
The Handshake --
Almost Deported --
Lost in Translation --
Children of the Stones --
A Political Bomb --
The Abu Sharif Document --
Give Peace a Visa --
The Difference a Paragraph Can Make --
The Ambassador's Lost Opportunity --
The Power of an Embrace --
Two Wagers --
U.S. Trap --
Last-Minute Modifications --
Love and Hate --
Under Siege --
House Arrest --
Epilogue: the final farewell --
Photosection appears between pages 134 and 135.
Responsibility: Bassam Abu Sharif.
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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  Read more...

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