The PLO Debris: Dead or Divided

Pryce-Jones, David
August 1976
New Republic;8/21/76, Vol. 175 Issue 8/9, p9
Assesses the status and position of Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) under the leadership of Yassir Arafat. Historical background about Gamel Abdel Nasser to manufacture the PLO as a tool in the service of Egypt for inter-Arab struggle; Fight of PLO leaders against Jews; Critique of Yassir Arafat for his connection with the traditional Palestinian leadership; Efforts of Arafat to risk security in Jewish-occupied areas; Belief of Arafat that Palestinians are the new crusaders of the Middle East; Argument pertaining to the exposure of the PLO's political and military bankruptcy; Rivalry between Arafat and Syria.


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