He is causing a stir posthumously. Pierre Graber, Federal Councillor from 1970 to 1978, passed away in 2003 at the age of 94. He is believed to have concluded a secret standstill agreement with the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) in the early 1970s. Research carried out by the NZZ suggests that, after several attacks against Switzerland, the PLO agreed to refrain from terrorist activities against our nation if Federal Councillor Graber ensured that Palestinian terrorism suspects were not prosecuted. Pierre Graber did not inform the other Federal Councillors about the deal, according to the NZZ.