How did you know I was second guessing my post? I was trying to remember if I had it right, that the PLO was founded in '64 or if Arafat took control of it then. I didn't get a chance to look far, but found two sources that conflict, one saying he came into power in '64, and one in '69. The '64 one says: "The seeds of the PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) were first sown in 1956 by an Egyptian, Ahmed Shukairy. He was the guiding light of this terror group and is remembered today as the one who coined the organization's famous slogan about "driving the Jews into the sea." Yasser Arafat took control of the PLO in 1964." The other says: "Arafat, Yasir 1929-, Palestinian commando and political leader; b. Cairo. Head of the guerrilla group Al Fatah, he became (1969) leader of the PALESTINE LIBERATION ORGANIZATION (PLO)." ?