Grouping of Palestinian organizations (1974–1980) that opposed a diplomatic solution to the Arab–Israeli conflict.
The Rejection Front was formed in 1974 by Palestinian organizations opposed to the strategy under discussion within the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) that envisioned a negotiated, two-state solution to the Arab–Israeli conflict. The Rejection Front proposed instead to continue the armed struggle for the liberation of all Palestine. Led by the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, the front eventually included as well the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine–General Command, the Arab Liberation Front, the Palestine Liberation Front, and the Palestinian Popular Struggle Front. The front ceased functioning within the rubric of the PLO and was backed by the Baʿthist government of Iraq.
As the PLO's strategy changed after the 1978 Camp David Accords, and as Iraq reconciled with the PLO, the front's activities waned and had stopped altogether by 1980.
see also palestine liberation organization (plo); popular front for the liberation of palestine; popular front for the liberation of palestine–general command.
Fischbach, Michael R. "Rejection Front." In Encyclopedia of the Palestinians, edited by Philip Mattar. New York: Facts On File, 2000.
Seale, Patrick. Abu Nidal: A Gun for Hire. New York: Random House, 1992.
updated by michael r. fischbach