- Can America be Saved from Stupid People (and other essays).
- Education in sub-Saharan Africa: A Gender Perspective.
- La primera reina tolteca (Spanish Edition).
- Sharing knowledge of Qur'an and Sunnah.
- Quilting Lessons: Notes from the Scrap Bag of a Writer and Quilter.
- El Master Reiki (Spanish Edition).
Throughout, he reflects on his relationship with Arafat, his role and methodology and how this affected the Palestinian cause. Abu Sharif begins his account by exploring the rise of Arafat after the war when he decided to infiltrate the Occupied West Bank and recruit fighters.
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This early period saw huge sacrifices and struggles and Arafat and his colleagues faced various internal and external challenges from the Israeli government as well as the Jordanians. The situation worsened after the attempted El Al hijacking from Amsterdam failed and Arafat decided to relocate to Southern Lebanon. From here, guerrilla operations against Israel became much easier. Abu Sharif narrates key details of events and summits and in particular how Arafat was betrayed by two people.
The second betrayal came from President Reagan. Arafat understood the dynamics of international politics and the importance of convincing the United States. The fall of the Shah in Iran in was a blessing in disguise as far as Arafat was concerned due to the cooperation that resulted in training and resources and the severance of the Iran-Israel cordial relations that the Shah maintained.
Arafat and the Dream of Palestine: An Insider's Account
Arafat was the first leader to meet with Khomeini and the United States was aware of this. In , a year before the US presidential elections, the American Embassy hostage crisis presented a serious challenge to President Carter.
- Arafat and the Dream of Palestine : An Insider's Account!
- Scientific Realism and Human Emancipation (Classical Texts in Critical Realism (Routledge Critical Realism)).
Arafat kept his promise but Reagan failed to do so. Abu Sharif played a crucial role in representing Arafat at an international level. What is most interesting and revealing in this account is how the Oslo accord was reached and the role of Abu Sharif in the process. However, Arafat wanted Abu Sharif to publish the document under his name to test the waters. Opinions varied both within Palestinian and the Israeli leaders and commentators, and there was uncertainty whether Arafat had endorsed or agreed to the content. This instigated official diplomatic contact from many European countries including Germany, France and Britain.
Arafat realised the impact of the document when he arrived at Belgrade Airport, welcomed by Yugoslav President Dobrica Cosic. There is no doubt that the Abu Sharif document opened doors which were previously closed.
This was the beginning of improving relations with the US administration and ultimately the recognition of the PLO. War and Pieces of the Middle East. Children of the Stones.
The Abu Sharif Document. Give Peace a Visa.
Arafat and the dream of Palestine : an insider's account / Bassam Abu Sharif - Details - Trove
Practical Solutions to Impractical Problems. The Storming of Beirut. A Terrorist at Buckingham Palace. Getting the Truth Out.
The Difference a Paragraph Can Make. The Ambassadors Lost Opportunity.