Arafat Dead; Alive; Dead; Alive; Dead; Alive...
News organizations are LOVING this. There are more conflicting reports on Arafat's health than there are of Electoral vote projections between networks. He's alive. Then he's dead. Then he's alive. Then he's dead.
One thing's for sure: he's GOING to die. They should probably just stick with that story.
It could turn out to be a very good opportunity for Israeli-Palestinian relations if the transition from Arafat to his successor is smooth and politically sound. An AP story here seems to think that the likely successor would be a moderate. A legitimate leader would certainly help a lot, in my opinion.