Assuming Yasser Arafat is in some sort of heaven, he must be pretty hacked off when looking down that his shuffling off this mortal coil is seen be everyone else as a chance of peace between Palestine and Israel. (What is a mortal coil anyway? Sounds like a potentially lethal contraceptive device. Oh, thank you.)
Classic ‘part of the problem, not part of the solution’ stuff.
I’m not about to go there, other than to relate something I heard on radio as I drove to work this morning. That the Palestinians in Israel have a higher birth rate than the ‘indigenous’ population. So in two generations’ time, there will be more of the former than the latter.
An interesting time for the ‘only democracy in the MIddle East.’ Repatriation? Apartheid? Electoral reform? Especially as GWB sets such store by democracy.
Time will tell.