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My Life in the PLO: The Inside Story of the Palestinian Struggle
This is the inside story of the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO), from its beginnings in 1964 to the signing of the Oslo agreement in 1993. For over three decades, the main goal of the PLO was to achieve a just peace in the Arab-Israeli conflict, and to build a democratic state in Palestine for all its citizens. Shafiq Al-Hout, a high ranking PLO official until his ...more
Paperback, 328 pages
Published January 5th 2011 by Pluto Press
(first published December 15th 2010)
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Al-Hout's book is an amazingly detailed story of someone who has dedicated his life to the liberation of Palestine--so much so that when the PLO decided to secretly hold negotiations with Israel, he resigned. It is rare to read the writing of someone who has such consistent moral values over a lifetime. But the soul of the book are the anecdotes he tells--especially about Yaffa. The first one is a story of expulsion in which he carefully narrates in detail his thoughts about his beloved city as ...more