From Beirut to Jerusalem - The Earthquake Summary & Analysis

Thomas Friedman
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The Earthquake Summary and Analysis

Friedman has an interview with Yasir Arafat in November 1987. He relates the story of what happens to a colleague of his, when she goes to interview Arafat two days before Friedman. Instead of waiting while he is on a lengthy phone call, she goes to talk to someone else while waiting for Arafat, who then refuses to talk to her when he finds out. Friedman arrives for his interview after the end of the Arab League summit and just as King Hussein in on television talking about how the PLO might be invited to a summit as part of a joint Jordanian-Palestinian delegation. When asked about the King's statement, Arafat brushes it off saying that this is not what was decided at the Arab League. When Friedman shows him a copy of the Communiqué, he discovers that it does...

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