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  Palestine Liberation Organization - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The PLO's Rejection Front opposed Arafat's growing calls for diplomacy from the mid-1970s, perhaps best symbolized by his support for a UN Security Council resolution proposed in 1976 calling for a two-state settlement on the pre-1967 borders and his Ten Points Program, which was denounced by the Rejection Front (and vetoed by the United States).
A significant minority within the PLO at this time still held the view that a future Palestinian state would include the territory of Jordan, an area that was part of Palestine administered by the United Kingdom from 1917 till 1922.
Numerous leaders within the PLO and the PA, including Yasser Arafat himself, have declared that the State of Israel has a permanent right to exist, and that the peace treaty with Israel is genuine, though members of the PLO have claimed responsibility for a number of attacks against Israelis since the Oslo Accords.
www.secaucus.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/PLO   (2674 words)

 MSN Encarta - Palestine Liberation Organization
In June 1964 the PLO was founded at a summit meeting of the Arab League, an association of Arabic-speaking countries, in Jerusalem.
In March 1968 PLO fedayeen won fame by repelling an Israeli attack on the PLO’s Jordanian bases, less than a year after Arabs had suffered a devastating defeat by losing control of East Jerusalem, the West Bank, the Gaza Strip, and the Golan Heights region of Syria to Israel during the Six-Day War.
As in Jordan, where the PLO had become a state within a state, raids on Israel led to fierce Israeli military attacks on PLO camps in Lebanon, heightening tensions that culminated in the Lebanese Civil War (1975-1990).
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761566844/Palestine_Liberation_Organization.html   (2263 words)

 Palestine Liberation Front
The general secretary, Abu Abbas, was elected to the PLO's executive committee and the organization became in fact a satellite of Fatah.
The split was the result of the confrontation between Syria and PLO in Lebanon and Jibril's PFLP-GC support to the Syrian intervention in Lebanon on the Maronites' side.
The general secretary, Abu Abbas, was elected to the PLO's executive committee and the PLF actually became a satellite of Fatah, although the organization was supported, logistically and in training, by Libya and Iraq.
www.ict.org.il /inter_ter/orgdet.cfm?orgid=29   (1279 words)

 Palestinian Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The PLO was founded at a congress in the Jordanian sector of Jerusalem in May 1964.
The functions of the PLO are carried out by three main organs: the Executive Committee, a decision making body in which the major fedayeen groups are represented; the Central Committee, an advisory body; and the Palestine National Council, which is seen as an assembly of the Palestinian people.
PLO members loyal to Arafat made their headquarters in Tunis; an Israeli bombing raid in October 1985 severely damaged the main buildings.
www.palestinehistory.com /palbio01.htm   (518 words)

 PLO: Study in Frustration, June 13, 1983
As these observers see it, what has been taking place has its roots in the growing disillusionment within the PLO with the idea that it is possible for the Palestinians to achieve self-determination-that is, get a country of their own-through diplomatic negotiation rather than through war.
When PLO officials suggested to the U.S. in 1974 that they would like to talk about a deal on the West Bank, they were told to do their talking through Jordan.
The PLO's hopes were still high last June, when for 11 months it had been adhering closely to a U.S.-mediated ceasefire on the Lebanese- Israeli border, even though the Israelis, as neutral observers on the scene testified, had broken the ceasefire frequently.
www.wrmea.com /backissues/061383/830613002.html   (973 words)

 Jordan - The Palestinians and the PLO
Hussein rejected, however, a PLO demand that it be permitted to reestablish its military and political presence in the East Bank.
Their discussions focused on whether the PLO should be represented as an independent delegation at the conference in Geneva or as part of Jordan's delegation.
The military function of the PLO was under the supreme command of the chairman of the Executive Committee.
countrystudies.us /jordan/62.htm   (3912 words)

 Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO)
The PLO was created in 1964 during a meeting known as the Palestinian Congress in an effort to give a voice to the large number of Palestinians living in refugee camps in Lebanon.
Two groups under the PLO umbrella, the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) and the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine-Hawatmeh faction (DFLP-H), suspended their participation in the PLO in protest of the agreement and continued their campaign of violence.
Today, Yassir Arafat and the PLO participate in a tentative peace with the Israeli government in an effort to stabilize tensions and establish a mutually acceptable resolution to the decades-old conflict.
www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org /jsource/Terrorism/plo.html   (816 words)

 Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO)
PLO Chairman Arafat publicly renounced terrorism in December 1988 on behalf of the PLO.
The PLO is an umbrella organization composed of several groups with diverse ideologies that have as their common goal the achievement of a Palestinian state.
The PLO is governed by its parliament, the Palestine National Council (PNC), which is made up of representatives from the PLO member groups as well as independent members.
www.globalsecurity.org /military/world/para/plo.htm   (551 words)

 Sanctuary and Survival (chapter 7): Maintaining Sanctuary
Those who argued that the PLO could avoid being drawn into Lebanese issues-a view encapsulated in Fateh's slogan of "non-interference" in the internal affairs of Arab regimes-had underestimated the degree to which the Palestinian presence and struggle was, in and of itself, a Lebanese issue.
If the PLO leadership understood the importance of Lebanon-and it is clear from their intense effort to preserve the PLO's position there that they certainly did-that understanding and the needs stemming from it were never clearly articulated to Palestinian cadres or public.
The PLO was constantly (and deliberately) distracted by the ongoing confrontation with Israel in the south.
www.arts.mcgill.ca /MEPP/PRRN/papers/sanctuary/ch7.html   (8902 words)

 ABCs of PLO, May 31, 1982
A In other words, the PLO is the vehicle through which the Palestinians under occupation, and those in the diaspora, are asserting their claim to have a state of their own, just as the Jews have.
Not only is the PLO regarded officially by all Arab countries as the only legal representative of the Palestinians, but this is also the opinion of the Palestinian "man -in -the -street." Just about anyone who has spent much time talking to Palestinians living abroad or within the occupied territories can tell you this.
This is important: for the past eight years, the PLO has made it as clear as it possibly could that it is ready to settle for an independent state in the West Bank and Gaza.
www.wrmea.com /backissues/053182/820531002.html   (1295 words)

 PLO, Inc. - article by Daniel Pipes
The PLO has since re-established its operations in Lebanon; even today, James Adams comments, it remains "a major economic influence in the country-or what's left of it." But Lebanon's economy has fallen apart since 1982, so revenues from there are a fraction of what they were earlier.
The PLO has steadily received at least $100 million a year from the Arab states since 1973, but the amount has recently edged toward $250-300 million a year.
Wadi Haddad, the PLO's explosive expert killed in 1978, is said by his comrades-in-arms to have left his sister a bequest of $140 million.
www.danielpipes.org /article/204   (2493 words)

The PLO was pushed toward tough decisions and irreversible choices as West Bank/Gaza Palestinians demanded action, Arab rulers reduced support for the PLO and involvement in the conflict, the USSR collapsed, U.S. power grew, and Israel became stronger and more deeply entrenched in the territories.
While the PLO now expected that the United States would meet its demands, the United States saw this step as just the start of a negotiating process in which the PLO would have to prove its moderation and convince Israel that a solution with Arafat was possible.
PLO leaders now began complaining, "The Americans haven't done anything for us" and Washington was merely "stalling while waiting for the intifada to die." Occasional U.S.-PLO meetings in Tunis between U.S. Ambassador Robert Pelletreau and a PLO delegation, however, were far less important than the efforts being made in Washington.
meria.idc.ac.il /books/misperceptions.htm   (6778 words)

 Star Wars: Databank | Koon, Plo
Plo Koon was present at the first battle site of the Clone Wars, fighting against Geonosians and battle droid forces in the cauldron of the Geonosian execution arena.
During the Outer Rim Sieges, Plo Koon was stationed on Cato Neimoidia, flying scouting missions over the bridge cities of the conquered world.
Plo Koon's clone wingmen carried out the order, communicated to them directly from Chancellor Palpatine.
www.starwars.com /databank/character/plokoon   (266 words)

 MIFTAH--Israel-PLO Recognition
The PLO commits itself to the Middle East peace process, and to a peaceful resolution of the conflict between the two sides and declares that all outstanding issues relating to permanent status will be resolved through negotiations.
The PLO considers that the signing of the Declaration of Principles constitutes a historic event, inaugurating a new epoch of peaceful coexistence, free from violence and all other acts which endanger peace and stability.
Consequently, the PLO undertakes to submit to the Palestinian National Council for formal approval the necessary changes in regard to the Palestinian Covenant.
www.miftah.org /Display.cfm?DocId=435&CategoryId=10   (400 words)

 Palestine Liberation Organization
The PLO was initially committed to the dissolution of Israel, mainly through the use of armed force.
In 1974 the PLO received UN recognition, and a government in exile was recognized by Arab nations as a basis for a future Palestinian state, to be formed from land regained from Israel along the west bank of the Jordan River.
In 1993, a peace agreement between the PLO and Israel was reached providing for mutual recognition and a transition to a degree of Palestinian self-rule in the West Bank and Gaza Strip.
www.factmonster.com /ce6/history/A0837351.html   (519 words)

 Who's Who: The PLO   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Though the PLO claims that it recognizes Israel's right to exist and wants to found a state only in Gaza and the West Bank, its official stationery, bearing its official emblem, betrays its true goals.
Founded in 1964 by the Arab League, the PLO was the invention of Egyptian President Gamal Abdul Nasser.
Since 1969, the PLO has been run by Chairman Yasser Arafat and his terrorist group, Fatah.
www.iris.org.il /whoplo.htm   (161 words)

 Zionist Organization of America - June 1, 1997 - ZOA: Latest Evidence of PLO Corruption Proves U.S. Aid to PLO is Being ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The PLO has used at least $47-million in foreign donations to illegally purchase property in Jerusalem, to buy private apartments for PLO bureaucrats, and to finance covert political activities, according to internal correspondence between PLO chairman Yasir Arafat and officials of the PLO's PECDAR agency, which handles donations from abroad.
In December 1994, the PLO took $1-million from donations intended for humanitarian purposes and gave to the PLO Martyrs Fund, based in Amman.
A British donation to the PLO was used to pay for Yasir Arafat's plain-clothes "preventive security forces," even though the donors had specifically requested that it not be used for the purpose.
www.zoa.org /pressrel/19970601a.htm   (563 words)

 PLO -- The two-faced demon
The Munich attack wasn't the only terrorist act by Black September, a group named after PLO's military defeat at the hands of King Hussein (whose grandfather was killed by the al-Husseini family) when the PLO tried to establish a state within a state in Jordan, only the most dramatic one.
In addition, from day one, the PLO transferred large sums of money to a group that is supposedly completely financed by Iran, a lot of arms and it is sharing intelligence information with Hezbollah (as they do with Hamas).
The whole world saw, but ignored the PLO trying to portray itself as diplomatic organization that wants to solve a conflict, while in actuality it was running the show.
www.angelfire.com /biz/Israelwire/demon.html   (1318 words)

 Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The US-PLO dialogue was suspended after the PLO failed to condemn the 30 May 1990 PLF attack on Israeli beaches.
By the mid-1970s, under international pressure, the PLO claimed it would restrict attacks to Israel and the occupied territories.
Accurate public information on financial support for the PLO by Arab governments is difficult to obtain.
fas.org /irp/world/para/plo.htm   (432 words)

 The Lebanon War
In Lebanon, the fragile state of no-war, no-peace, in place since 1973, began to break down as the PLO strengthened its mini-state in Lebanon, established PLO military training centers, and escalated artillery and cross-border attacks on civilians in northern Israel.
Israel laid siege to the PLO in West Beirut leading to a PLO surrender and agreement to evacuate Lebanon.
Israel's limited objective of removing the PLO's threat to northern Israel was accomplished with the evacuation of PLO forces from Beirut.
www.adl.org /ISRAEL/Record/lebanon.asp   (903 words)

 Self-destructive PLO still untrustworthy
While the PLO was primarily interested in using Lebanon as a staging area for missile and terrorist attacks against Israel, other groups fought for such mundane goals as fundamentalist Islamic governments and beating the PLO in the competition for the highly coveted "Most Dangerous Faction in Lebanon" prize.
The PLO, its goal of a Palestinian homeland within Israel not achieved, has ignored the Lebanese government, and refuses to demobilize, even if that means that thousands more Lebanese will lose their lives.
By remaining armed and autonomous, the PLO could conceivably dominate the Lebanese military and government, bending the national agenda towards the goals of an unscrupulous foreign terrorist organization.
www-tech.mit.edu /V111/N27/hersch.27o.html   (667 words)

 Palestinian National Authority   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The PLO was created in Jerusalem in 1964, following a decision of the League of Arab States, with the first meeting of the Palestine National Council (PNC).
One year later, Yasser Arafat, Fatah leader, was appointed Chairman of the Executive Committee of the PLO and, in 1971, he became the General Commander of the Palestine Forces.
According to some, this would have been the reason why the PLO signed the Oslo Agreements so fast, despite the fact that they were so unbalanced from the Palestinian point of view.
www.pna.gov.ps /Government/gov/plo.asp   (574 words)

 Jerusalem Cloakroom #72: De-Linking Israel's Assistance from PLO's Foreign Aid
It ignores the fundamental contrast between Israel's adherence to Western norms of education and human rights and PLO's anti-US, anti-Jewish and anti-Israel incitement in its own school textbooks and PLO oppression of the Christian minority and suppression of dissension.
Linking compensation to Israel and foreign aid to the PLO equates between Israel, the compliant, and PLO, the violator of recycled commitments since 1993.
A repeated theme in PLO school textbooks (K-12 grade): "...In your left hand you carry the Koran and in your right hand an Arab sword...
www.acpr.org.il /cloakrm/clk72.html   (459 words)

 News: PLO's Hiring Of 150 Terrorists
A senior PLO official has admitted that the PLO police force has hired at least 150 terrorists from Hamas and the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine.
PLO Police Chief A'azi Aljabali told the Arab newspaper Al Hayat Al Jedida (June 24, 1997) that "more than 150 members of Hamas and the Popular Front are employed in key positions by the Palestinian police."
In addition, an Israeli Government report on May 13, 1997, revealed that of the 31 terrorists whom Israel has asked the PLO to extradite, 11 are "either serving in the Palestinian police or are in the process of joining its ranks."
www.angelfire.com /mi4/angelforisrael/israel/news/july11997.html   (164 words)

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