Palestine Liberation Organization


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Palestine Liberation Organization

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(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) an organization founded in 1964 with the aim of creating a state for Palestinians; it recognized the state of Israel in 1993 and Israel granted Palestinians autonomy in the Gaza Strip and West Bank. Abbreviation: PLO
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Noun1.Palestine Liberation Organization - a political movement uniting Palestinian Arabs in an effort to create an independent state of Palestine; when formed in 1964 it was a terrorist organization dominated by Yasser Arafat's al-Fatah; in 1968 Arafat became chairman; received recognition by the United Nations and by Arab states in 1974 as a government in exile; has played a largely political role since the creation of the Palestine National Authority
al-Asifa, al-Fatah, Fatah - a Palestinian political and military organization founded by Yasser Arafat in 1958 to work toward the creation of a Palestinian state; during the 1960s and 1970s trained terrorist and insurgent groups; "al-Fatah carried out numerous acts of international terrorism in western Europe and the Middle East in the 1970s"
political movement - a group of people working together to achieve a political goal
Palestine - a former British mandate on the east coast of the Mediterranean; divided between Jordan and Israel in 1948
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Washington: The Palestine Liberation Organization office in Washington can remain open to discuss peace with Israel and may be able to resume full operations soon, the State Department said Friday.
Baghdad (NINA) -- Deputy Prime Minister, Rousch Nouri Shaways, discussed with head of the Palestinian Refugees Affairs Office at the Palestine Liberation Organization, Mohammed Abdul Wahid, status of the Palestinian refugees in Iraq, a statement issued by Shaways office mentioned Wednesday.
Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh, whose group runs the Gaza Strip, said the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) headed by Western-backed President Mahmoud Abbas had made a "historic mistake" by recognizing Israel.
Summary: The deputy of Palestine Liberation Organization representative in Lebanon Abbas Zaki was killed on Monday in a bomb blast outside the southern refugee camp of Miyeh Miyeh.
In the earlier case, the incursion was advertised as a campaign to uproot the so-called Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) from Lebanon, which had been an unwilling host to the terrorist group for more than a decade.
Surely you know that the Covenant of the Palestine Liberation Organization, calling for the elimination of Israel and removal of its inhabitants was crafted in the 1960s, while the West Bank and Gaza was under Arab rule and had not a single Jew/Israeli living in those territories.
In 1993, when the Palestine Liberation Organization signed a peace agreement with Israel that basically conceded territory won by Israel in a 1948 war, the Arabs thought their main cause had been betrayed.
Explaining his organization's opposition, Lamani said the treaty failed to distinguish between terrorism and "national liberation movements," such as the Palestine Liberation Organization.
The Palestine Liberation Organization also had a history rich in electoral processes.
The new office will be established on the basis of the peace process between Israel and the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) concerning the West Bank and the Gaza Strip, the officials said.
Barbara Tuchman attributed the "smear campaign" to "growing anti-Semitism" and "long-term apologists of the Palestine Liberation Organization.

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