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Armed Struggle and the Search for StateThe Palestinian National Movement, 1949-1993$
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Yezid Sayigh

Print publication date: 1999

Print ISBN-13: 9780198296430

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198296430.001.0001

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Struggle Within, Struggle Without

Struggle Within, Struggle Without

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Armed Struggle and the Search for State

Yezid Sayigh

Oxford University Press

The surprise visit by Arafat to Cairo showed that the loss of the territorial base in Lebanon had freed the mainstream Palestinian leadership to undertake controversial steps in pursuit of its diplomatic strategy. The PLO executive committee adjourned four days later without issuing a formal comment on the matter despite the efforts of PFLP and DFLP representatives. Emboldened, Arafat renewed his effort to obtain PLO participation in the peace process. The PLO chairman suggested that Israel and the PLO should exchange mutual recognition, but the Israeli cabinet summarily rejected his proposals. Arafat may not have expected a positive response in fact, and probably made these overtures as a means of buying time, as part of a general political strategy that included bringing the Iran-Iraq war to a close, restoring Egypt to the Arab fold, and involving the Maghrib more actively in the affairs of the Arab Mashriq.

Keywords:   Arafat, Cairo, PFLP, DFLP, PLO, Maghrib

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