Regarding this: From Eyal: "
""one of the most respected leaders of the Arab world". I mean, if they mean that he is the most admired in Israel, then yes." ... Not really. I believe he's not admired by Israelis (in fact it would
not surprise me to learn that he's not even very well-known among Israelis; after all, in a recent survey among teenagers, over 50% could not even name at least 3 incumbent government ministers). As for the Israeli establishment - they're notorious for mistreating their collaborators, so they're probably not that admiring either. On the other hand, I guess you could say it's admirable he has managed not to have been toppled by a popular uprising yet."