Arafat, Yasir, 1929-2004


"President (1996-2004) of the Palestinian Authority, chairman (1969-2004) of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), and leader of Fatah, the largest of the constituent PLO groups. In 1993 he led the PLO to a peace agreement with the Israeli government. 'Arafat and Yitzhak Rabin and Shimon Peres of Israel were jointly awarded the Nobel Prize for Peace in 1994."--"'Arafat, Yasir." Encyclopaedia Britannica. 2008. Encyclopaedia Britannica Online. 14 Feb. 2008 .

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