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by John Wallach

ISBN: 155972403X
ISBN13: 978-1559724036
Language: English
Publisher: Citadel; Revised, Updated, Subsequent edition (April 1, 1997)
Pages: 534
Category: Historical
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by John Wallach (Author). The Wallach's have done a wonderful job in describing the life and works of Yasser Arafat, perhaps the most misunderstood person of the 1900s.

by John Wallach (Author).

John Wallach The Wallachs reveal Arafat to be a man who leads by spartan example and holds Palestinian sovereignty inviolate

The book reveals how Arafat has remained head of the Palestinian liberation movement for 20 years despite intense rivalries and feuds with King Hussein and Syria's President Assad. The authors also analyze Arafat's recent surprise shift to a more moderate position. The Wallachs reveal Arafat to be a man who leads by spartan example and holds Palestinian sovereignty inviolate.

The book reveals how Arafat has remained head of the Palestinian liberation movement for 20 years despite intense rivalries .

The book reveals how Arafat has remained head of the Palestinian liberation movement for 20 years despite intense rivalries and feuds with King Hussein and Syria's President Assad. Though Israel considers him as implacable a foe as ever, the Wallachs are convinced that he "wants a peaceful solution, a reconciliation of territory for peace.

The husband-and-wife team, Janet and John Wallach, discussed their book about the controversial leader of the Palestine Liberation Movement (PLO), Yasse. The Wallachs were able to spend hundreds of hours with Mr. Arafat and his entourage at the PLO’s headquarters, thus providing a balance between the less personable side of Mr. Arafat and his substantial influence over the tenuous relationships between Palestinian factions. The book also focuses on Mr. Arafat as discussed by Jordan’s King Hussein, Egypt’s Hosni Mubarak, Israel’s Yitzhak Shamir, as well as important American, Syrian and Iraqi policymakers.

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Arafat: In The Eyes Of The Beholder. Arafat: In The Eyes Of The Beholder. By Janet Wallach and John Wallach. It is not an "authorized" biography, not even a wholly sympathetic one. by. Janet Wallach, John Wallach.

Wallach was born in New York City. He was a 1965 graduate of Middlebury College, where he gave the 1999 commencement address. While in school, Wallach started up his own radio show. He was also enrolled in theatre studies at New York University but only attended the school for a term

Arafat: in the eyes of the beholder. John Wallach is founder and president of Seeds of Peace

Arafat: in the eyes of the beholder. Not since Alan Hart's Arafat: Terrorist or Peacemaker ( LJ 11/15/85) has there been a more comprehensive biography of the man who is close to the heart of any permanent resolution of the Arab-Israeli. John Wallach is founder and president of Seeds of Peace.

Arafat: In the Eyes Of The Beholder

Arafat: In the Eyes Of The Beholder. from the historic 1993 handshake on the white house lawn. In this updating of their groundbreaking study arafat: in the eyes of the beholder the wallachs examine arafat from the perspectives of the friends and relatives who know him best. The result is a significant exploration of a leader who has not only survived but has attained the status of a world leader. 2403X/?tag prabook0b-20.

An updated edition of a 1990 work. The authors are journalists who attempt to present information about the Palestinian leader that reveals him as a man, dispelling myths and illuminating the sources of his power. They draw on their extensive contact with Arafat's friends, foes, and family to present details of his early and personal life and to chart his public activities. The foreword is by Shimon Peres. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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First off their is nothing 'misunderstood' about Mr. Arafat as this book contends. The authors think somehow that just because someone murders children is no reason to condemn him or even critique him. To begin with the bias does not help this book. ALthought he authors ahd much access to Arafats people they seem to have been taken in by some of his propoganda, something the PLO is expert at.
Their are only a few books on Arafat. "Arafat terrorist or peacemaker' by Hart is the most biased towards arafat. 'Arfat: defender to dictator' by ABurish is one of the more ciritcla ones. two new biographies of Arafat have recently been released one is biased and the other one is more nuetral. I would have to say this book is the worst of all of them. THis volume doesnt uncover much new evidence and yet it also fails to give a critical history of the PLO. The PLO was invovled in almost taking over and destroying two countries, Jordan and Lebanon. The PLO was thrown out of Syria and Egypt for these very reasons. Arafat himself, despite his success at survival, is not a lovable character, certainly not as lovable as the authors make him out to be. Harts volume is more insightful while Aburish's is more palistinian oriented.
The saga of Arafat is not over and we will need to wait for a full appraisal of his life. The recent resignation of Abbas does not bode well For Arafats leadership and neither does the rise of Hamas. This book is dated and its not thats special.

Frosha
I recommend this book to anyone seeking to gain a deeper understanding of Yasser Arafat's life and role in both the Palestinian-Israeli conflict and the internal politics of the Arab world. Based on an series of interviews conducted by the authors as well as primary documents (many of which are provided in translation at the end of the book, a useful bonus), this book chronicles the life of Arafat from his early days in Cairo and Jerusalem up to about 1990, and throws in a basic history of the Arab-Israeli conflict to boot. This book is at its best and most readable when it relays the personal reminscences of Arafat, his aides, and his rivals in the Arab world, who provide a perspective upon the major events of the Arab-Israeli conflict that you cannot find elsewhere. Also to its credit, as other reviewers have mentioned, this book provides a great amount of information on the various Palestinian factions comprising and outside of the PLO, and the characters behind each one of them (although it manages to largely ignore certain major players, such as Abu Nidal).
This book does, however, have several major flaws which relegate to secondary status in a library of books on the Middle East. Firstly, the book is a bit too biased towards Arafat, much like Patrick Seale's "Assad", which fawns upon the late Syrian dictator. One can excuse the affection they display for Arafat, however, as it was probably necessary in order to gain such impressive access to the Chairman and his inner circle. Still, one would have liked to see the comments of Arafat and his associates treated with greater critical analysis and balance. Furthermore, the authors' prose and organization leaves much to be desired. They lack the compelling narrative voice of a Thomas Friedman, Edward Said, or Bernard Lewis, resulting in a text that often comes across as very dry and stilted, particularly in historical background passages. They organize the book episodically rather than chronologically, which could result in great confusion regarding the timeline of events for someone not already very familiar with modern Middle Eastern history. Finally, this book tries to do far too much in a single volume. It begins as a very personal account of Arafat's life, yet at times abandons the story of Arafat entirely and becomes a generic history of the Arab-Israeli conflict. It is as though the authors wrote several separate books, took a few chapters from each, and threws the pages together. The result is a disjointed, often haphazard history of the Arab-Israeli conflict with slightly more emphasis on Yasser Arafat than is usual in such works.
In sum, this book has merit and provides certain insights and primary information not to be found elsewhere. It is not suitable as an introduction to the Arab-Israeli conflict, but should be read only after one has already acquired a basic familiarity with the subject matter. It is otherwise a useful addition to the library of the serious student of Middle Eastern history.

sergant
Although a bit dated, the book gives a good synopsis about Arafat's life as well as the history of the PLO. Learned quite about Araft. The list of people they interviewed is quite impressive; those people they did interview make the book what it is. Very easy to read and engrossing as well.

santa
The Wallach's have done a wonderful job in describing the life and works of Yasser Arafat, perhaps the most misunderstood person of the 1900s. In order to understand the present situation in Palestine/Israel, one has to read this book. It gives incredible insight into the workings of the PLO, the backstabbing of the USA, and the bind that the Palestinians are in. The Wallachs do an amazing job of giving an even-handed account of Arafat, portraying him as a powerful, competent leader, but not shying away from his weaknesses and mistakes.

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