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Author Rubin, Barry M.

Title Yasir Arafat : a political biography / Barry Rubin, Judith Colp Rubin
Published New York : Oxford University Press, 2003

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Description xiv, 354 pages : illustrations, map ; 25 cm
Contents Prologue: In the Bunker, 2002 -- 1. A Most Unlikely Leader, 1929-1967 -- 2. The Che Guevara of the Middle East, 1967-1971 -- 3. The Teflon Terrorist, 1971-1975 -- 4. Fouling His Own Nest, 1975-1983 -- 5. Far Away from Home, 1984-1991 -- 6. Hero of the Return, 1991-1995 -- 7. There Is a Tide in the Affairs of Men, 1995-1999 -- 8. The Moment of Truth, 2000 -- 9. Being Yasir Arafat -- 10. No End to the Struggle, 2001-2003
Summary "Yasir Arafat stands as one of the most resilient, recognizable, and controversial political figures of modern times. The object of unrelenting suspicion, steady admiration, and endless speculation, Arafat has occupied the center stage of Middle Fast politics for almost four decades. Yasir Arafat is the most comprehensive political biography of this remarkable man." "Forged in a tumultuous era of competing traditionalism, radicalism, Arab nationalism, and Islamist forces, the Palestinian movement was almost entirely Arafat's creation, and he became its leader at an early age. Arafat took it through a dizzying series of crises and defeats, often of his own making, yet also ensured that it survived, grew, and gained influence. Disavowing terrorism repeatedly, he also practiced it constantly. Arafat's elusive behavior ensured that radical regimes saw in him a comrade in arms, while moderates backed him as a potential partner in peace."
"After years of devotion to armed struggle, Arafat made a dramatic agreement with Israel that let him return to his claimed homeland and transformed him into a legitimized ruler. Yet at the moment of decision at the Camp David summit and afterward, when he could have achieved peace and a Palestinian state, he sacrificed the prize he had supposedly sought for the struggle he could not live without."--BOOK JACKET
Analysis Arafat, Yasser
Israel-Palestine conflict
Terrorism
Palestine Liberation Organisation
Palestine National Authority
Biography
History
Peace talks
Overseas item
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Arafat, Yasir, 1929-2004.
Munoazozamat al-Taohrair al-Filasotainaiyah -- Presidents -- Biography
Munaẓẓamat al-Taḥrīr al-Filasṭīnīyah -- Biography.
Munaẓẓamat al-Taḥrīr al-Filasṭīnīyah -- Presidents -- ?́ƠBiography
Munaẓẓamat al-Taḥrīr al-Filasṭīnīyah -- Presidents -- Biography.
Munaòzòamat al-Taòråir al-Filasòtåinåiyah -- Presidents -- Biography
Munarzrzamat al-Tarhreir al-Filasrteineiyah -- Presidents -- Biography
Palestinian Arabs -- Politics and government.
Palestinian Arabs -- Biography.
Palestinian Arabs -- Politics and government -- 20th century.
Arab-Israeli conflict.
Genre/Form Biographies.
Author Rubin, Judith Colp.
LC no. 2002156587
ISBN 0195166892