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.