Definition of Arafat, Yasser in English:

Arafat, Yasser

proper noun

  • (1929–2004), Palestinian statesman, chairman of the Palestine Liberation Organization 1968–2004 and Palestinian president 1996–2004. He became leader of the new Palestine National Authority in 1994, following the signing of a PLO–Israeli peace accord for which he shared the 1994 Nobel Peace Prize with Yitzhak Rabin and Shimon Peres.

Pronunciation:

Arafat, Yasser

/ˈarəfat/