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Arafat and Abbas: Portraits of Leadership in a State Postponed

Menachem Klein


This landmark volume presents vivid and intimate portraits of Palestinian Presidents Yasser Arafat and Mahmoud Abbas, revealing the impact these different personalities have had on the struggle for national self-determination. Arafat and Abbas lived in Palestine as young children. Uprooted by the 1948 war, they returned in 1994 to serve as the first and second presidents of the Palestinian Authority, the establishment of which has been the Palestine Liberation Organization’s greatest step towards self-determination for the Palestinian nation. Both Arafat and Abbas were shaped by earlier career ... More

Keywords: Profile, Experience, Status, Policies, Succession

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780190087586
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190087586.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Menachem Klein, author
Department of Political Science, Bar-Ilan University, Israel