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Arafat : in the eyes of the beholder

Author: Janet Wallach; John Wallach
Publisher: Secaucus, N.J. : Carol Pub. Group, ©1997.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : Rev. and updatedView all editions and formats
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In this groundbreaking biography, Arafat: In the Eyes of the Beholder, Janet and John Wallach portray the real PLO leader who has persevered against his enemies. They examine Arafat from the perspective of friends, foes, and family who have dealt with him and know him best: Palestinians, Jordanians, Syrians, Israelis, Americans, and, most important, Arafat himself. Arafat discloses many previously unknown details of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Wallach, Janet.
Arafat.
Secaucus, N.J. : Carol Pub. Group, c1997
(OCoLC)605305768
Named Person: Yasir Arafat; Yasir Arafat
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Janet Wallach; John Wallach
ISBN: 155972403X 9781559724036
OCLC Number: 36261377
Notes: "A Birch Lane Press book."
Description: xxiv, 534 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: A mystery inside an enigma --
The holy wall --
Cairo youth --
Commitment to fight --
The birth of Fatah --
Fatah's first raids --
The constant threat --
Terrorism escalates --
Peace with Egypt and war in Lebanon --
Skirting the PLO: West Bank dialogue --
Intrigue and death in Damascus --
Nasser, Habash and Hawatmeh --
Lebanon: the new PLO battleground --
Exile from Bierut: revolt against Fatah --
Hussein and the Hashemite kingdom --
Black September/ white September --
Reaching for peace: territorial compromise --
Double-crossed by the PLO Unlikely spies --
The Kissinger taboos --
The Reagan Plan: a political bonus? --
Schultz's secret diplomacy --
The Gulf War --
Oslo to Hebron: handshakes and heartaches.
Responsibility: Janet Wallach and John Wallach.

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In this groundbreaking biography, Arafat: In the Eyes of the Beholder, Janet and John Wallach portray the real PLO leader who has persevered against his enemies. They examine Arafat from the perspective of friends, foes, and family who have dealt with him and know him best: Palestinians, Jordanians, Syrians, Israelis, Americans, and, most important, Arafat himself. Arafat discloses many previously unknown details of a life shrouded in mystery - from Arafat's childhood to his days as a student leader in Cairo, from his organization's involvement in terrorism to his calls for coexistence, from the women who were part of his hidden love life to Suha Tawil, the attractive Christian-reared woman whom he married. Arafat charts the course of secret CIA-PLO contacts that laid the basis for subsequent peace efforts, tells how Arafat was persuaded to renounce terrorism and accept Israel, and details the negotiations leading to the Madrid conference, the landmark Oslo accords, the first democratic Palestinian elections, the formation of the Palestinian National Authority, and the recent Hebron agreement. The Wallachs have had extensive access to Arafat, his relatives, colleagues, and close advisers. They have spent hundreds of hours with key personalities in the Middle East, including Arafat's Palestinian supporters as well as his opponents, and with the leaders of the key Middle Eastern nations involved in the Arab-Israeli conflict. The result is a significant exploration of a man who, despite his earlier notoriety and his long list of enemies, has not only survived but has attained the status of world leader.

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