Paper $35.00 ISBN: 9780745328836 Published January 2011 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
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My Life in the PLO: The Inside Story of the Palestinian Struggle

Shafiq Al-Hout

My Life in the PLO: The Inside Story of the Palestinian Struggle

Shafiq Al-Hout

Distributed for Pluto Press

328 pages | 5.90551 x 9.05512 | © 2011
Paper $35.00 ISBN: 9780745328836 Published January 2011 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Cloth $110.00 ISBN: 9780745328843 Published January 2011 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada

This is the inside story of the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO), from its beginnings in 1964 to the signing of the Oslo agreement in 1993.

For over three decades, the main goal of the PLO was to achieve a just peace in the Arab-Israeli conflict, and to build a democratic state in Palestine for all its citizens. Shafiq Al-Hout, a high ranking PLO official until his resignation in 1993, provides previously unavailable details on the key events in its history such as its recognition by the UN and the Oslo peace negotiations. Taking us right to the heart of the decision making processes, this book explains the personalities and internal politics that shaped the PLO's actions and the Palestinian experience of the twentieth century.

Although he was an insider, Al-Hout's book does not shy from analysing and criticising decisions and individuals, including Yasser Arafat. This book is an essential piece of history that sheds new light on the significance of the PLO in the Palestinian struggle for justice.

Contents

List of Acronyms
Preface
1 Jaffa, My City
2 From Homeland to Exile
3 From Journalism to Politics
4 The Birth of the Palestine Liberation Organization
5 The Factions Gain Control over the PLO
6 Jordanian-Palestinian Relations
7 Nasser As I Knew Him
8 Fratricidal Wars
9 The PLO at the United Nations
10 Palestine, Around the Globe
11 The Israeli Invasion of Lebanon
12 The Sabra and Shatila Massacre
13 After the Departure
14 The Mysterious Triangle
15 The Second Exodus From Lebanon
16 The Session that changed the Path
17 The Intifada of Stones
18 Return to the Executive Committee
19 No Final Solution without a Single Democratic Palestine
20 The Night of Abu Ammar’s Plane Crash
21 Resigning in Protest over the Oslo Agreement
22 After the Resignation
23 My Heart Rebels
24 Coming out of a Dark Abyss
Appendix: Photographs?
Index

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