Yasser Arafat and other Palestinian leaders passed up and hindered offers to secure a lasting peace process to the Israel-Palestine conflict, said Saudi Arabia’s former Ambassador to the US Prince Bandar bin Sultan on Tuesday.
Saudi Arabia’s former Ambassador to the US Prince Bandar bin Sultan.
Late 1970s: Arafat undermines Carter initiative
Former US President Jimmy Carter (L) watches Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat speak to reporters upon his arrival in Gaza City, January 19, 1996. (File photo, AFP)
Yasser Arafat walks nearby Cuban leader Fidel Castro during his visit in Cuba in December 1974. Yasser Arafat found the Palestine Liberation Movement or Fatah in Kuwait in 1959 and gained control over the PLO in 1969. (AFP)
1986: Ronald Reagan offer falls through after Arafat plane ride
US President Ronald Reagan with Saudi Arabia’s King Fahd. (Footage)