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Through Secret Channels

The Road to Oslo: PLO Leader Abu Mazen's Story of the Negotiations

by Mahmoud Abbas (Abu Mazen)

Imprint: Ithaca Press Authors: Mahmoud Abbas (Abu Mazen) Categories: History, International Relations, Jerusalem Studies, Politics Tags: Israel, Middle East Crisis, Palestine ISBN: 9781859640470 Size: 235 x 155mm Binding: Paperback Publication Date: 1995 RRP:
Extent: 256pp

This book tells the story of the clandestine contacts between the Israelis and the Palestine Liberation Organisation which culminated in the crucial talks in Oslo. The author, who wielded great influence from behind the scenes, also explains how the negotiating team and their Israeli counterparts overcame their mutual suspicion and how, despite various setbacks, they used the freedom afforded by secrecy for frank and constructive discussion of most fundamental problems.

About the author(s):

Mahmoud Abbas (Abu Mazen) Mahmoud Abbas (Arabic: مَحْمُود عَبَّاس‎, Maḥmūd ʿAbbās; born 26 March 1935), also known by the kunya Abu Mazen (Arabic: أَبُو مَازِن‎, Åbú Mázɩn), has been the Chairman of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) since 11 November 2004 and became President of the Palestinian National Authority on 15 January 2005 on the Fatah (فتح Fataḥ) ticket.
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