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  Palestine Liberation Organization - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-11)
In 1993, PLO chairman Yasser Arafat recognized the State of Israel in an official letter to its prime minister, Yitzhak Rabin, though the PLO charter was amended in 1988 to recognise Israel and consign its objectives to the creation of a Palestinian state alongside it.
The Palestine Liberation Organization is considered the legitimate representative of the Palestinian people and holds a permanent observer seat in the UN General Assembly.
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.arikah.net /encyclopedia/PLO   (4091 words)

  
 Palestine Liberation Organization - Biocrawler   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-11)
The Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) (Arabic: Munazzamat al-Tahrir Filastiniyyah منظمة التحرير الفلسطينية) is a political and paramilitary organization of Palestinian Arabs dedicated to the establishment of an independent Palestinian state.
The Palestine Liberation Organization is considered the legitimate representative of the Palestinian people and hold a permanent observation seat in the UN General Assembly.
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.
www.biocrawler.com /encyclopedia/PLO   (2763 words)

  
 Palestine Liberation Organization - HighBeam Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-11)
Composed of various guerrilla groups and political factions, the PLO is dominated by Al Fatah, the largest group, whose leader, Yasir Arafat, was chairman of the PLO from 1969 to 2004 and established Palestinian control over the organization.
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 1988 the PLO responded to the Palestinian uprising, or Intifada, in the West Bank and Gaza Strip by proclaiming the establishment of an independent Palestinian state.
www.encyclopedia.com /doc/1E1-palesl1ib.html   (660 words)

  
 Palestine Liberation Organization : PLO   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-11)
The Palestine Liberation Organization, commonly known as the PLO, is a Palestinian organization dedicated to the establishment of an independent Palestinian state in lands now mostly part of or occupied by Israel.
The original intention of the PLO was to establish a state of Palestine, which was called for in the Palestinian National Covenant.
During the al-Aqsa Intifada, the PLO leadership has maintained connections with its military wing, the Fatah, parts of which (the Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades in particular) are held responsible for terrorist attacks against Israeli civilians.
www.termsdefined.net /pl/plo.html   (1658 words)

  
 PLO
Organization that has worked as the official representative for the Palestinian people, and is now the leading force of Palestine.
PLO is an umbrella organization, made up of a handful of other organizations, like al-Fatah, as-Saiqa and Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, organizations that are very different in many fields, but they all share the same goal of an independent Palestinian state.
The PLO is made up of three bodies, the Executive Committee, exercising central control; the Central Committee, the counsel; and the Palestine National Council, which was earlier the Palestinian people's parliament in exile.
i-cias.com /e.o/plo.htm   (802 words)

  
 Palestine Center - The Draft Constitution of the Palestine Liberation Organization
The role of the PLO on the eve of the Arab-Israeli war was later criticized in the Arab capitals and Shukairy forced to resign in December 1967.
In accordance with this constitution, an organization known as “The Palestine Liberation Organization” shall be formed, and shall launch its responsibilities in accordance with the principles of the National Charter and clauses of this constitution.
The Palestinian people shall from the larger base for this Organization; and the Organization, after its creation, shall work closely and constantly with the Palestine people for the sake of their organization and mobilization so they may be able to assume their responsibility in the liberation of their country.
www.palestinecenter.org /cpap/documents/draft.html   (1054 words)

  
 Palestine Liberation Organization - Gurupedia
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.
During the al-Aqsa Intifada, the PLO leadership has maintained connections with its military wing, the Fatah, parts of which (the Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades in particular) are held responsible for terrorist attacks against Israeli civilians as well as [guerrilla]] attacks on the IDF and Israeli security forces.
Successive Israeli governments has also considered the PLO to be a terrorist organization in the past--and perhaps still do--because of its violent acts against the Israeli military and security forces, and against civilians.
www.gurupedia.com /p/pl/plo.htm   (2550 words)

  
 Palestine - Organization & Names   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-11)
Formed as an umbrella organization by refugee groups and fedayeen (commando) forces, such as Al Fatah, Al Saiqa, and the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, it was also joined by professional, labor, and student associations, as well as some individual members; the fedayeen, however, have always dominated it.
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.
members.tripod.com /~khaleelee/palsorg.htm   (2482 words)

  
 The PLO Charter   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-11)
Article 15: The liberation of Palestine, from an Arab viewpoint, is a national (qawmi) duty and it attempts to repel the Zionist and imperialist aggression against the Arab homeland, and aims at the elimination of Zionism in Palestine.
Article 16: The liberation of Palestine, from a spiritual point of view, will provide the Holy Land with an atmosphere of safety and tranquility, which in turn will safeguard the country's religious sanctuaries and guarantee freedom of worship and of visit to all, without discrimination of race, color, language, or religion.
Article 27: The Palestine Liberation Organization shall cooperate with all Arab states, each according to its potentialities; and will adopt a neutral policy among them in the light of the requirements of the war of liberation; and on this basis it shall not interfere in the internal affairs of any Arab state.
www.iris.org.il /plochart.htm   (1805 words)

  
 FrontPage magazine.com :: The Left's Support for Palestinian Terror by J.D. Cassidy
The movement to "liberate Palestine" is a movement that defines itself by its hatred of Jews and a violent desire to spill their blood.
To the terrorist organizations that are leading the movement to "liberate Palestine," the possibility of living side by side with Jews is unthinkable.
This is the goal of the PLO:  to destroy Israel and replace it with an Arab nation called "Palestine." Among the leadership of the Palestinian liberation movement Yasser Arafat is actually a moderate voice.
www.frontpagemag.com /Articles/ReadArticle.asp?ID=6304   (1553 words)

  
 Jordan - The Palestinians and the Palestine Liberation Organization
The original objective to liberate all of pre-1948 Palestine was replaced in 1974 with the aim of establishing a transitional state on the West Bank and the Gaza Strip.
Habash and Jibril were the principal organizers in 1974 of the rejectionist front of guerrilla groups, which refused to accept the PLO decision to establish a Palestinian state on the West Bank and the Gaza Strip.
The military function of the PLO was under the supreme command of the chairman of the Executive Committee.
www.country-data.com /cgi-bin/query/r-7452.html   (3931 words)

  
 Palestine Liberation Organization   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-11)
The PLO Charter was subsequently changed in 1993, with changes reaffirmed in 1996 and 1998, annulling all references calling for the destruction of Israel (http://www.state.gov/p/nea/rls/22573.htm), in exchange for similar steps from the State of Israel.
The PLO includes Fatah, the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine (DFLP), the Palestine Liberation Front (PLF), the Arab Liberation Front (ALF), the Popular Struggle Front (PSF) as well as other minor groups.
Successive Israeli governments have also considered the PLO to be a terrorist Organization in the past — and perhaps still do — because of its violent acts against the Israeli military and Security forces, and against civilians.
palestine-liberation-organization.area51.ipupdater.com   (1886 words)

  
 Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO)
The PLO was founded in 1964 during the first Arab summit in Cairo, where leaders of 13 Arab nations pledged to take a more active role for the "liberation of Palestine." Since that time it has declared itself the representative of the Palestinian people and their nationalist aspirations.
Today, the PLO continues to exist; however, most of its leaders have now become top officials in the Palestinian Authority, which was established as part of the Oslo peace process and is now the official governing body of the Palestinian people in the West Bank and Gaza Strip.
With the death of Arafat in November 2004, Mahmoud Abbas, long a secretary general of the PLO, became the new Chairman of the PLO and was subsequently elected President of the Palestinian Authority.
www.adl.org /israel/advocacy/glossary/plo.asp   (515 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.
By 1967 the PLO had decided that their primary goal was the destruction of the state of Israel.
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.
www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org /jsource/Terrorism/plo.html   (816 words)

  
 Focus on Jerusalem~Syrian Damascus Involvement
The Palestinian Liberation Oranization was created in 1964 during a meeting known as the Palestinian Congress, in an effort to become the voice for the very large number of Palestinians living in refugee camps in South Lebanon.
By 1967 the PLO had mandated that their primary goal was the destruction of the state of Israel.
The Intifada, or uprising which was planned and launched by various factions of the PLO, after the rejection of the Clinton Plan under the Oslo Peace Process at Camp David, by Yasser Arafat reflects the return by the PLO to a more militaristic approach to liberating the Holy Land from the state of Israel.
focusonjerusalem.com /syriandamascus3.html   (875 words)

  
 Palestine Center - The Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO)
“The Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) … is a broad national front, or an umbrella organization, comprised of numerous organizations of the resistance movement, political parties, popular organizations, and independent personalities and figures from all sectors of life.
In addition to its broad national and political goals, the PLO has dealt with numerous tasks with regard to the life of the Palestinian people in their main communities and throughout the world through the establishment of several institutions in such realms as health, education, and social services.
As such, the PLO is more than a national liberation movement striving to achieve the national goals of the Palestinian people, including the establishment of a Palestinian state with Jerusalem as its capital.
www.palestinecenter.org /palestine/plo.html   (498 words)

  
 Founding the Palestine Liberation Organization
The organization's charter -- Palestinian National Covenant -- called for the destruction of the Zionist state and for the establishment of a "Palestinian entity".
The Popular Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine split from the PFLP which it accused of not being militant enough.
The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine - General Command was another splinter group of the PFLP They were responsible for the 1974 incursion into Northern Israel in which 16 residents of Kiryat Shemona were murdered.
www.palestinefacts.org /pf_1948to1967_plo_backgd.php   (746 words)

  
 Palestine Liberation Organization   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-11)
The United States considers that all PLO groups, including Al-Fatah, Force 17, Hawari Group, PLF, and PFLP, are bound by Arafat's renunciation of terrorism.
The US-PLO dialogue was suspended after the PLO failed to condemn the 30 May 1990 PLF attack on Israeli beaches.
Most senior government positions in the PA are held by individuals who are members of, or loyal to, Arafat's Fatah faction of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO).
webhome.idirect.com /~mullen/TG_PLO.htm   (397 words)

  
 The Charter of the Palestine Liberation Organization   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-11)
Article 13:Arab unity and the liberation of Palestine are two complementary objectives, the attainment of either of which facilitates the attainment of the other.
Article 16:The liberation of Palestine, from a spiritual point of view, will provide the Holy Land with an atmosphere of safety and tranquility, which in turn will safeguard the country's religious sanctuaries and guarantee freedom of worship and of visit to all, without discrimination of race, color, language, or religion.
Article 27:The Palestine Liberation Organization shall cooperate with all Arab states, each according to its potentialities; and will adopt a neutral policy among them in the light of the requirements of the war of liberation; and on this basis it shall not interfere in the internal affairs of any Arab state.
www.mideastinfo.com /documents/pnacharter.htm   (1820 words)

  
 Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-11)
The United States considers the PLO an umbrella organization that includes several constituent groups and individuals holding differing views on terrorism.
PLO Chairman Arafat publicly renounced terrorism in December 1988 on behalf of the PLO.
By the mid-1970s, under international pressure, the PLO claimed it would restrict attacks to Israel and the occupied territories.
www.fas.org /irp/world/para/plo.htm   (432 words)

  
 Palestine Liberation Organization. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
In 1988 the PLO responded to the Palestinian uprising, or Intifada, in the West Bank and Gaza Strip (see Gaza) by proclaiming the establishment of an independent Palestinian state.
In 2003 the appointment of Mahmoud Abbas as Palestinian prime minister and the acceptance by Palestinians and Israelis of the internationally supported “road map for peace” led to a brief reduction in violence and new talks, but the cycle of attacks and reprisals soon resumed.
Following Arafat’s death in 2004, Abbas succeeded him as PLO chairman and Rawhi Fattouh became interim Palestinian president until Abbas’s election to that post in 2005.
www.bartleby.com /65/pa/PalesLib.html   (577 words)

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