Ya·sir [yah-ser, -sir, yas-er], /ˈyɑ sər, -sɪr, ˈyæs ər/, 1929–2004, Palestinian leader: head of the Palestine Liberation Organization.
Other definitions for ʿArafat (2 of 2)
a hill 15 miles (24 km) southeast of Mecca, in Saudi Arabia: site of Muslim pilgrimages.
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How to use Arafat in a sentence
Arafat was accompanied by his security chiefs, Mohammed Dahlan, Amin al-Hindi and Jibril Rajoub.Israel vs. Hamas: Winners, Losers and What Comes Next | Sean Culligan | May 25, 2021 | Ozy
And the 1994 Prize to Yasser Arafat, Yitzhak Rabin, and Shimon Peres for making double sure.Up To A Point: What We Really Need Is a Nobel War Prize | P. J. O’Rourke | October 11, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The only wall decoration was a large photograph of Yasser Arafat, no stranger to turmoil in Lebanon.PLO Official: Al-Qaeda To Target Lebanese Christians | Jamie Dettmer | February 7, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The Israeli MKs responded by calling their Arab counterparts savages and Arafat lovers.
In 1980, Arafat returned to Jordan for the funeral of Jordanian Prime Minister Abdelhamid Sharaf.
Masri first met Arafat in 1963, and says he initially was skeptical of the then-leader of the Fatah Movement.
The best water in Mekka is brought by a conduit from the vicinity of Arafat, six or seven hours distant.
I walked to Mount Arafat, to enjoy from its summit a more distinct view of the whole.
From thence an elevated rocky ground in the plain extends towards Arafat.
The pilgrims now pressed forward towards the mountain of Arafat, and covered its sides from top to bottom.
At the close of the sixteenth century, according to Kotobeddyn, the whole plain of Arafat was cultivated.
British Dictionary definitions for Arafat (1 of 2)
a hill in W Saudi Arabia, near Mecca: a sacred site of Islam, visited by pilgrims performing the hajj: Also called: Jabal ar Rahm
British Dictionary definitions for Arafat (2 of 2)
Yasser (ˈjæsə). 1929–2004, Palestinian leader; cofounder of Al Fatah (1956), leader from 1968 of the Palestine Liberation Organization, president of the Palestinian National Authority from 1996: signed a peace agreement with Israel (1993); Nobel peace prize 1994 with Shimon Peres and Yitzhak Rabin
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