Trying to vilify and demonise Palestinian leaders, as is done by several people in this feedback section, is self-serving and self-reinforcing racism and prejudice. Ken Shipperman’s in his excellent book “Arab and Jew” noted the similarity with how the Jews were stereotyped in Europe, and Blacks in America. Now the image of Arabs as filthy, sex-craven, contaminated is propagated; (though everyone knows you don’t die of AIDS so quickly anymore; certainly not if you are a President and have access to the best medicine in the world.) Ironically, having been subjected to similar racist biases and prejudices is one reason Zionists use to justify the creation of a Jewish state. Apparently this was not a solution, rather it perpetuates a cycle.
Reformists are in the lead in Iranian parliamentary elections (dpa)
from the article: Arafat aide calls on Chirac to reveal truth about Arafat's death