The World: Arafat Talks of War and Strategy

A jubilant Yasser Arafat projected an image of satisfaction and optimism as he talked with TIME Correspondent Wilton Wynn after the Rabat summit last week. The P.L.O. leader was not wearing his customary checkered kaffiyeh and dark glasses, but was dressed in an olive-drab military uniform and had a small pistol strapped to his belt. Over mint-flavored tea and pastries in the white guest villa that Morocco's King Hassan had provided him, Arafat smiled and chuckled often, his quick, jerky gestures reflecting boundless energy. Tired? Not at all, he said. "I only get tired when I don't work." Among the points...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!