Grasping the Nettle of Peace: A Senior Palestinian Figure Speaks Out
By Khaled al-Hassan
Foreword by Mohamed H. Heikal
Veteran figure within the Palestinian movement and co-founder of Fateh with Yasser Arafat, al-Hassan, spells out a bold plan for Middle East peace, advocating a radical strategy based on a Swiss-style confederation of Israel, Palestine and Jordan.
Khaled al-Hassan is a veteran figure within the Palestinian movement. With Yasser Arafat, he co-founded Fateh – the main group within the PLO – over thirty years ago. Today, as chairman of the foreign affairs committee of the Palestine National Council (the PLO parliament-in-exile), he is an outspoken moderate who is not afraid of courageous initiatives.
In Grasping the Nettle of Peace he spells out a bold plan for Middle East peace, advocating a radical new strategy based on a Swiss-style confederation of Israel, Palestine and Jordan.
Al-Hassan’s views are not official PLO policy: they are an appeal for greater vision from the Palestinian leadership. And they carry the weight of a man whose commitment to peace is long-standing.
Following the start of the Arab-Israeli dialogue, this blueprint for the future could not be more timely. An invaluable section of the book includes important documents and UN resolutions relating to the question of Palestine.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR(S)
Khaled al-Hassan was born in Haifa in 1928. He is the author of many books on the Palestinian problem and, as chairman of the foreign affairs committee of the Palestine National Council, he plays a major international role in talks on the Middle East peace process.
13 b & w illustrations
1992, paperback, 166 pages, 13.5 x 21.5 cm