Avi you are right about Abbas, but where did you invent this odd myth about Arafat. Only one Arab leader has been willing to risk his head for his people and Sadat paid the ultimate price. Arafat was a shameful opportunist who would not change strategy to help his people because he was more interested in promoting himself and his own myth than the Palestenian future. It is becoming tragically clear who Abbas picked as his role model.
Prominent Druze sheikh al-Balous killed in Syria (Haaretz)
from the article: ANALYSIS / Bluffing or not, Abbas has shown he's no Arafat