The Eternal Agitator

Beyer, Lisa; Hamad, Jamil
November 2004
Time;11/22/2004, Vol. 164 Issue 21, p50
Examines the rule of Yasir Arafat and how his governance of the Palestinians ruined their chances for independence. His roles as terrorist, freedom fighter, peacemaker; Belief it was it vanity that prevented him from realizing his ambition of a state for his people; Conditions at the end of his life; How other countries rejected his advances; The Oslo accords and why they failed; Arafat's belief that the compromises being asked of him by other nations would make him remembered as a traitor to his people; How many of his countrymen were tiring of the seemingly self-inflicted battle and were considering other leadership options when he died.


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