February 04, 1969 : PLO is founded

Introduction

With Yasir Arafat as its leader, the Palestine Liberation Organization was founded on February 4, 1969. By 1974 when he addressed the United Nations, Arafat had made significant strides towards establishing new respectability for the PLO’s campaign for a Palestinian homeland. But gaining legitimacy hinged on cooling down terrorism, and Arafat found it increasingly difficult to reconcile the moderate and extremist segments of Palestinian politics.

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February 04, 1969 : PLO is founded

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    History.com Staff

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    History.com

  • Year Published

    2010

  • Title

    February 04, 1969 : PLO is founded

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    http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/plo-is-founded

  • Access Date

    November 17, 2017

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    A+E Networks