July 28–Aug. 5, 1973:
Yasser Arafat is the guest of honor at the 10th World Youth Rally held in the German Democratic Republic; this being his first visit to the socialist bloc at the official invitation of a ruling party.
Nov. 13, 1974:
Arafat appears at United Nations "bearing an olive branch and a freedom fighter's gun," appealing to the audience "Do not let the olive branch fall from my hand."
April 17, 1978:
Arafat reaches an agreement with UN Sec.-Gen. Waldheim calling for a moratorium on raids into Israel from South Lebanon in exchange for the Israeli withdrawal from Lebanon.