Thanks, Jack. That is just exactly what I was after and it lends credibility to your posts. The reason I didn't ask about Arafat is that I assumed the answer and also would rather hear from a Palestinian (who enunciates their opinions as well as you do) what their opinion is of Arafat. Thanks for the answer.
Mike Miller, I am not sure why you refuse to answer this one. I have my opinion of the reason, but for now I will keep that to myself.
If their are other Israeli's or Palestinians that would evaluate the performance of their elected leaders, it would be very interesting to me. My motives are quite simple. I already know the respective pary lines on the conflict. I want to get a feel how well the leaders reflect that. One of the interesting things to me (as a political hack of over a quarter century experience) is the old "Reagan Syndrome". This is the one where I couldn't find anyone who voted for him, but he was reelected with a huge mandate. Trying to get a feel for this.