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Abu Sharif was one of the world's most notorious and dangerous terrorists in the 60's and 70's, acting as "minister of propaganda" for the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) and as a recruiter for terrorists like Carlos the Jackal. In 1972, a bomb was placed in a book and sent to him, leaving him half-blind, deaf in one ear, and almost fingerless. Finally abandoning the use of violence as a means to achieve his Palestinian nationalist aspirations, he aligned himself with Yasser Arafat, eventually becoming one of his closest advisors.


In this book, Abu Sharif, often alongside Arafat, takes us behind the scenes of all the major events in the Middle East during the last 30 years, from the secret caves in the West Bank where Arafat hid on his way to Jerusalem in 1967 to the peace negotiations in Oslo in 1993. Arafat and the Dream of Palestine combines a deeply personal account, informed by Abu Sharif's close relationship with Arafat, with a gripping, profoundly human history of Palestine.

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Arafat and the Dream of Palestine
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An awsome insight!
May 18th, 2013
A few people live nowadays who can give testimony to the turbulent times lived in the Palestinian struggle since the Nakba (Calamity)..... The way that Mr. Abu Shareef captures the chronology of events and insights into the details of very important characters that shaped the future of the palestinian people should be tought as palestinian history for all political science and middle east history academics and intellects..... Thank you Mr. Abu Shareef for your account on what my fathers and uncles have done and given their lives for, to allow me to fight for my right to exist on the land of Falasteen (Palestine)!
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