Yasser Arafat is surrounded, and he is making all sorts of bizarre statements- stuff about martyrs and terrorism- things that just can not be true, since he is a peaceful leader, right?
It appears that Arafat is also afraid for his life. I am not sure why, though. It isn’t like he is on his way to Sbarro for a slice of pizza. He isn’t going to a Passover Seder in Netanya. He isn’t going to the grocery store to get food for his dinner tonight. No one is forcing him to ride a bus anywhere. No one is demanding that he eat in a Jerusalem cafe. Or even worse, walk through a pedestrian mall.
Arafat doesn’t have to do any of those things. Instead, he is in a windowless room being guarded by crack IDF troops. I wonder how many Israelis wish they could be in his position?