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Inside the PLO : covert units, secret funds, and the war against Israel and the United States
Livingstone, Neil C.
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New York : Morrow, [1990]

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336 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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If they were our terrorists, we'd be offering them money, drug operations, and PR assistance. But they're not ours, so we expose their sub-human brutishness. They probably are brutish--but it's ideology and not ethics that drives this tawdry account. (RC) Annotation(c) 2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

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Publisher's Weekly Review

Former Time correspondent Livingstone and antiterrorist authority Halevy recommend caution in accepting PLO compromises, investigate Yassir Arafat and discuss the intifada . PW called this ``an impressive array of new information about the Palestine Liberation Organization, its origins, governing structure, internal power struggles, covert foreign relations, funding and operations.'' (May) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

Library Journal Review

The authors--Halevy, a Time correspondent, and Livingstone, an antiterrorism expert--have produced an in-depth study of the organizational structure of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), the best to date. They provide background history on the rise of the PLO along with biographical sketches of most of the main members and their roles. Their best contribution is a breakdown of each of the components of the PLO with a thorough description of its terrorist activities and responsibilities for worldwide violence. They also outline the PLO's diplomatic efforts to gain political recognition and detail the huge financial empire that the PLO has assembled over the years. This is essential reading for an appreciation of Middle East developments, the PLO, and terrorism. Highly recommended.-- Sanford R. Silverburg, Catawba Coll., Salisbury, N.C. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.