It's accepted custom not to curse the dead after they're gone, so I'm going to take this opportunity to blast Arafat while his lungs continue to function. The world has been adamant that people not forget the Holocaust, but when modern-day Jews are murdered in Israel, the world has turned a blind eye.
Arafat is guilty of mass murder. He ordered the targeted slaughter of Israeli civilians. He took an active part in the 1972 Munich massacre. He ordered the lynching of Arab ?collaborators? with Israel. He used the Oslo Accords as a Trojan horse with which to destroy the state of Israel. He instituted a system of education aimed at indoctrinating children into the cult of anti-Semitism and Islamism -- his ?people? now reflect Arafat's own twisted mindset.
And it's not just about Israel. He ordered the 1973 slaying of American Ambassador Cleo Noel Jr., his attache George Moore, and the Belgian charge d'affaires, Guy Eid, in Khartoum, Sudan. His forces murdered wheelchair-bound American Leon Klinghoffer in 1985. He supported Saddam Hussein during the Gulf War. Yasser Arafat is as perfect an embodiment of evil as was Adolf Hitler.
This revolting refugee from the garbage bin of humanity wanted to be buried atop the holiest site in Judaism, the Temple Mount. The Israeli government forbade him, and so he'll push up daisies in Ramallah. If the Israeli government had any spine, they'd do to Arafat in death what they never did in life and exile his body.
If the Saudis love him so much, let them bury him in Mecca. If the French adore him, let them bury him beneath the Arc D'Triomphe. If the United Nations cries for him, let them bury him beneath the podium in the General Assembly.
So now that Arafat is on the brink, is there hope for peace? Absolutely, but not the kind of peace the left wants. Their hero is gone, and they're going to have to find another terrorist to legitimize. Meanwhile, it's Israel's job to send the newly minted terrorist leadership and their followers the message they never sent Arafat: We will not appease you. Force will get you nowhere. There's no legacy in terrorism.