The head of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) since 1968 and of the Palestinian Authority since 1994. He supported Saddam Hussein during the Persian Gulf War but is generally recognized as a moderate within the Palestinian leadership. He shared the Nobel Prize for peace in 1994. (See Oslo Accord.)
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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|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|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.