Yasser Arafat

Yasser Arafat

Mohammed Yasser Abdel Rahman Abdel Raouf Arafat al-Qudwa , popularly known as Yasser Arafat or by his kunya Abu Ammar , was a Palestinian leader. He was Chairman of the Palestine Liberation Organization , President of the Palestinian National Authority , and leader of the Fatah political party and former paramilitary group, which he founded in 1959. Originally opposed to Israel's existence, he modified his position in 1988 when he accepted UN Security Council Resolution 242. Arafat and his movement operated from several Arab countries. Wikipedia*

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Yasser Arafat has 47 videos in the C-SPAN Video Library; the first appearance was a 1993 Vignette as a Chairman for the Palestine Liberation Organization. The year with the most videos was 1998 with 14 videos. Most appearances with Bill Clinton (15), Benjamin Netanyahu (5), Shimon Peres (3). Most common tags: Palestinian Authority, Israeli-Palestinian Relations, Middle East.

Appearances by Title:c. April 13, 1994 - Present President, Palestinian Authority Videos: 44

Previously

Chairman, Palestine Liberation Organization c. January 1, 1968 - c. April 13, 1994 Videos: 3

Recent Appearances

  • Official Funeral Service for Yasser Arafat

    Official Funeral Service for Yasser Arafat

    Foreign dignitaries gathered to honor Palestinian Chairman Arafat in an official service resembling a state funeral in Cairo. The…

  • Yasser Arafat Burial Procession

    Yasser Arafat Burial Procession

    Egyptian military helicopters transported the body of Chairman Arafat to his compound in Ramallah for final burial. Mourners…

  • Palestinian Leader Address

    Palestinian Leader Address

    Palestinian Leader Yasser Arafat spoke to the Palestinian Legislative Council in the West Bank city of Ramallah. He focused…

  • Arab League Summit

    Arab League Summit

    The 22-member Arab League met in Tunisia for the weekend to discuss Iraq, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and political…

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