This is a pretty incredible story. Here’s the lead:

RAMALLAH, West Bank — The interim Palestinian leader has ordered government-controlled media to halt broadcasts of material that could incite hatred against Israel, Palestinian officials said Tuesday.

Think about that. The tacit order under Yasser Arafat — one which he never found the courage or willingness to rescind — was for the Palestinian media to foment hatred of the Israelis.

The chances of Middle East peace are higher right now than any time during my life — due in no small part to the death of Arafat.

By the way, Arafat won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1994. That award has certainly lost its luster.