----This paper will provide an overview of the
Palestinian Liberation Organization, including its
early history and its rise to prominence during the
Intifada that began in 1987. It will also include a
description of Yasser Arafat's ascendency to the
leadership of the PLO, a position that earned him
the right to speak for all Palestinians by virtue
of the peace framework signed by him and the former
Israeli Prime Minister Yitsak Rabin in 1993.
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once again, Arafat is
trying to rally the world to the side of the PLO in
its ongoing struggle.
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Biographical information taken from: Koury, Philip S. "Arafat, Yasir." Colliers Encyclopedia CD_ROM. Vol.2 1996.