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Yasser Arafat (1929–2004)

Yasir Arafat was born Rahman Abdul Rauf Arafat al-Qudwa al-Husayni on August 24, 1929. Although he was raised in Cairo, Egypt, he always considered himself a Palestinian. In the late 1940s while a student in Egypt, he became an ardent Arab nationalist and adopted the name Yasir, after Yasir al Birah, a famous Arab resistance leader. When Arafat as ... See full bio »

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 2004 BBC World News (TV Series)
- Episode dated 29 January 2004 (2004) ... Himself
 2003 America Undercover (TV Series documentary)
- Persona Non Grata (2003) ... Himself
 2002 60 Minutes (TV Series documentary)
Himself - Palestinian Leader (segment "Arafat")
- How Well Oiled Are We?/You Want Fries with That?/Arafat (2002) ... Himself - Palestinian Leader (segment "Arafat")
 1999 Yitzhak Rabin: Warrior/Peacemaker (TV Movie documentary)
 1996 Caiga quien caiga (TV Series)
- Episode #2.7 (1996) ... Himself
 1995 Juan Carlos I: Crónica de 20 años (TV Movie)
 1995 Larry King Live (TV Series)
- Episode dated 8 June 1995 (1995) ... Himself
 1990 This Week (TV Series)
- Battle for Peace (1990) ... Himself
 1982-1985 Panorama (TV Series documentary)
- Arafat: Paying the Price of Terror (1985) ... Himself
- Israel: Resisting the Squeeze (1982) ... Himself
 1975-1983 Weekend World (TV Series)
- Episode dated 19 January 1975 (1975) ... Himself
 1977 The Frost Programme (TV Series)
- Episode #1.5 (1977) ... Himself
 1969 World in Action (TV Series documentary)
- The Six Day War - Day 666 (1969) ... Himself
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2 Print Biographies | 1 Portrayal | 4 Interviews | 9 Articles | 6 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Abu Ammar | Jassir Arafat | Yassir Arafat


5' 2" (1.57 m)

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I come bearing an olive branch in one hand, and the freedom fighter's gun in the other. Do not let the olive branch fall from my hand. See more »


Reportedly a huge "Tom and Jerry" fan. He would make guests wait if they interrupted him watching an episode until it had finished. See more »


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