PLO: History of a Revolution

1. Masters of their Own Destiny

Masters of their own Destiny is the first episode in Al Jazeera’s six-part series on the history of the Palestine Liberation Organisation. It looks at the challenges encountered as Palestinians sought to wrest control of their own destiny from Arab regimes and create an independent Palestinian organisation that would lead the struggle for a national home.

2. Black September

In the second episode of this six-part series, Al Jazeera looks at the events that led to the PLO’s expulsion from Jordan and the birth of the Black September Organisation.

3. Winds of Heaven

In the third episode of this six-part series, Al Jazeera looks at the Lebanese civil war and the events that led to the PLO being driven out of Beirut after more than 10 years in Lebanon.

4. The Great Survivor

In July 1983, fighting broke out in Lebanon between pro- and anti-Arafat forces. The Amal militia and anti-Arafat factions besieged the Palestinian camps in Beirut and southern Lebanon in an on-and-off onslaught that would last three years and become known as the Camps War.

5. Intifada

Al Jazeera looks at the events leading to the intifada and Arafat’s formal declaration of the Palestinian state in 1988.

6. Death and Decline

In the last episode of this six-part series, Al Jazeera looks at the PLO’s peace negotiations and the events that led to the second intifada, the PLO’s decline and Arafat’s death.

Barstow, David. “One Man’s Military-Industrial Media Complex’.” New York Times, 29 November 2008

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