front for

front for someone or something

to serve as the public contact or public "face" for someone or something. Her publicity agent fronted for her most of the time. Max fronted for a gang of thieves.
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front for

v.
1. To appear to operate with a legitimate purpose in order to conceal the operation of something or someone: The grocery store was actually fronting for a group of smugglers.
2. To serve as a cover for or representative of someone or something: Leave the negotiations up to me—I'll front for you.
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Though some of the biggest names of the Palestinian resistance, like George Habash of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine and Nayef Hawatmeh of the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine, declined to come, those who did accept Israel's offer of safe-conduct for the meeting included several whose names still inspire rage among Israelis.
The most notable absence was that of the Damascus-based Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine - General Command.