George Habash

1926 - 2008

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George Habash (Arabic: جورج حبش‎), also known by his laqab "al-Hakim" (Arabic: الحكيم‎, "the wise one" or "the doctor"; 2 August 1926 – 26 January 2008) was a Palestinian Christian politician who founded the left-wing secular nationalist Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of George Habash has received more than 389,583 page views. His biography is available in 32 different languages on Wikipedia. George Habash is the 52nd most popular extremist (down from 44th in 2019), the 115th most popular biography from Israel (down from 105th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Israeli Extremist.

George Habash is most famous for founding the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine.

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Among extremists, George Habash ranks 52 out of 205Before him are Frank Sheeran, Abu Nidal, William Kemmler, Gudrun Ensslin, Whitey Bulger, and Robert-François Damiens. After him are James Earl Ray, George Stinney, George Jung, Karl Denke, Emperor Norton, and Jordan Belfort.

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Among people born in 1926, George Habash ranks 62Before him are Sydney Chaplin, Nuon Chea, Steve Reeves, Cayetana Fitz-James Stuart, 18th Duchess of Alba, Tsung-Dao Lee, and Sergio Corbucci. After him are Tony Bennett, César Pelli, Ta Mok, Abdoulaye Wade, Shohei Imamura, and Vasily Arkhipov. Among people deceased in 2008, George Habash ranks 37Before him are Willis Lamb, John Archibald Wheeler, Masanobu Fukuoka, Ivan Rebroff, Horst Tappert, and Aimé Césaire. After him are Giuseppe Di Stefano, Patriarch Alexy II of Moscow, George Carlin, Mark Felt, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, and Leonid Hurwicz.

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In Israel

Among people born in Israel, George Habash ranks 115 out of 389Before him are Abu Nidal (1937), Abimelech (null), Yitzhak Navon (1921), Philip the Evangelist (100), Judah ha-Nasi (135), and Antigonus II Mattathias (-100). After him are Ofra Haza (1957), Yuval Noah Harari (1976), Valerius Gratus (-50), Aaron Ciechanover (1947), Simeon of Jerusalem (100), and Arieh Warshel (1940).

Among EXTREMISTS In Israel

Among extremists born in Israel, George Habash ranks 2Before him are Abu Nidal (1937). After him are Sirhan Sirhan (1944), Wadie Haddad (1927), and Yigal Amir (1970).