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Palestine Liberation Organization


from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a political movement uniting Palestinian Arabs in an effort to create an independent state of Palestine; when formed in 1964 it was a terrorist organization dominated by Yasser Arafat's al-Fatah; in 1968 Arafat became chairman; received recognition by the United Nations and by Arab states in 1974 as a government in exile; has played a largely political role since the creation of the Palestine National Authority


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  • Wherever the talks lead, the Palestine Liberation Organization will be a necessary part of it.

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  • The Palestine Liberation Organization was a terrorist group, by most definitions.

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  • "The PLO has been struggling for a state for more than 40 years," said Mahdi Abdul Hadi, chairman of the Palestinian Academic Society for the Study of International Affairs, referring to the Palestine Liberation Organization.

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  • Dr. Hroub and others are not persuaded by reports that Mr. Meshal plans to step down from leadership of the political bureau, perhaps to move to a post at the Muslim Brotherhood or even in the Palestinian National Council, the legislative body of the Palestine Liberation Organization, which is now headed by Fatah, the more secular of the two main Palestinian factions.

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  • The executive committee of the umbrella Palestine Liberation Organization, which is run by Abbas, said in a statement that Fayyad's resignation would "pave the way to forming a new Palestinian government emanating from national dialogue."

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  • "We will wait until the beginning of next year, and if the national reconciliation talks have not started, I will issue a presidential decree calling this election," Abbas told leaders of the Palestine Liberation Organization, which is dominated by his Fatah movement.

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  • Linking the "aliyah" to what the Jewish literature has been describing as Eretz Israel or Yisrael HaShleima (Greater Israel) to the Israeli colonial settlement of the Palestinian land, which the Hebrew state occupied in 1967, while at the same time negating the Palestinian Right of Return, is torpedoing whatever prospect is left for a peaceful solution for the Arab – Israeli conflict, undermining the latest U. S.-sponsored launch of the Palestinian - Israeli talks in Annapolis and further splintering, so far politically, the only viable Palestinian partner to Israel in any viable peace process, namely the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO).

    A Peace-killing Linkage, De-linkage

  • Just this week, in an interview with Israel Radio, Saeeb Erekat, chief negotiator for the "Palestine Liberation Organization", stated categorically that the "Palestinians" will not recognize Israel as a Jewish state.

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  • Meanwhile, the Palestine Liberation Organization, currently headed by President Mahmoud Abbas, notes in its founding charter that "this organization does not exercise any regional sovereignty over the West Bank," while still calling for a "liberation of its homeland."

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  • In 1988, Israel eliminated the military leader of the Palestine Liberation Organization, Khalil al-Wazir Abu Jihad in Tunis.

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