September 1970 was known as Black September by many Palestinians as a result of the PLO leadership being forced to leave Jordan for Beirut, Lebanon. But with hindsight we can see that it was actually White September for them. This was because in the longer run the spectacular humiliation of the three leading NATO powers - the United States, the United Kingdom and West Germany - at the hands of the hijackers at Dawson’s Field was the decisive moment in the PLO’s move towards international acceptance as the mouthpiece of Palestinian aspirations.
KeywordsMiddle East Security Council International Terrorism Arab State Arab League
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