The Resource Arafat and the dream of Palestine : an insider's account, Bassam Abu Sharif

Arafat and the dream of Palestine : an insider's account, Bassam Abu Sharif

Label
Arafat and the dream of Palestine : an insider's account
Title
Arafat and the dream of Palestine
Title remainder
an insider's account
Statement of responsibility
Bassam Abu Sharif
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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 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.--Publisher description
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 956.95/3044092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
DS126.6.A67
LC item number
A6 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Arafat and the dream of Palestine : an insider's account, Bassam Abu Sharif
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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Contents
  • 1. The rise of Yasser Arafat -- 2. Black September -- 3. Hijacked! -- 4. Arafat's escape -- 5. War and pieces of the Middle East -- 6. Book bomb -- 7. Steadfastness and confrontation -- 8. Reagan's broken promise -- 9. Invasion -- 10. Military ethics breached -- 11. Walid Jumblatt's message -- 12. A close call -- 13. Practical solutions to impractical problems -- 14. The Soviet invitation -- 15. The storming of Beirut -- 16. A terrorist at Buckingham Palace -- 17. Tension with Syria -- 18. A dangerous journey -- 19. Getting the truth out -- 20. India loves you -- 21. The handshake -- 22. Almost deported -- 23. Lost in translation -- 24. Children of the stones -- 25. A political bomb -- 26. The Abu Sharif document -- 27. Give peace a visa -- 28. The difference a paragraph can make -- 29. The ambassador's lost opportunity -- 30. The power of an embrace -- 31. Two wagers -- 32. U.S. trap -- 33. Last-minute modifications -- 34. Love and hate -- 35. Under siege -- 36. House arrest
  • Photosection appears between pages 134 and 135
Control code
000043697002
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed
Extent
xix, 260 p.
Isbn
9780230608016
Lccn
2008054700
Other physical details
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.b23904616
System control number
  • md23904616
  • (OCoLC)291193998

Library Locations

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