I myself am torn on the issue of whether to get rid of Arafat the rat or to leave him in charge of the palestinians and put the peace process back in his hands where it has been fumbling for so long. So I'm asking for your opinioins... should Arafat be replaced now or not...or would it open a pandora's box?
This is the dillema...Arafat will never make peace I am quite convinced... he fears his people and what they'd do to him if he made concessions on Jerusalem and other issues. So, he doesn't negociate. He can't. He can only try and fool us into believing that he is actually progressing in negociations. However, taking him out could change a situation of controlled, premeditated terrorism aimed at the israeli people to all out war, as there might not be anyone to controle the terrorists as Arafat has been doing. Arafat always turned the knob controling how large the trickle of terrorist actions there would be at any particular time. If Arafat is removed by the israelis, the palestinians might think that anyone that takes power after Arafat is not representing them, but rather is a puppet to the Israelis and they would not follow him unless it was clear he was 100% against the peace process, translating to 100% against the Israelis and 100% with the palestinians. For the Palestinians i think there is a kind of messed up mentality in which you are only trusted if you do not make any concessions. Therefore it is impossible to negociate and impossible for there to be peace. The palestinian people need someone that REPRESENTS them and is willing to negociate as well.... and yet.... have the palestinian populace accept the decisions. So what to do?